Posts Tagged ‘Portugal’

BPF Predicts: The World Cup (Part 1) 6

BPF Predicts: The World Cup (Part 1)

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With the World Cup just over a week away, there are reputations on the line as some of the BackPageFootball regulars give their predictions. Who will win the World Cup? Kevin Coleman: I’m going to go predictably here and pick Spain. They’ve had the same squad for a couple of years now, and are as […]

Photo Special: Benfica 5 - 0 SC Olhanense 0

Photo Special: Benfica 5 – 0 SC Olhanense

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Benfica remain on course for another Portuguese league title following a resounding 5-0 win over SC Olhanense last night. Oscar Cordozo helped himself to an impressive hattrick, with Angel Di Maria and Pablo Aimar also getting on the scoresheet at the Estádio da Luz. SC Olhanense played almost 90 minutes with just ten men when […]

Photo Special: Sporting de Braga 1 - 0 Rio Ave 0

Photo Special: Sporting de Braga 1 – 0 Rio Ave

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Sporting de Braga moved back to the top of the pile in Portugal after a 1-0 home win over Rio Ave last night. The win puts Braga level on points with Benfica, but ahead on goal difference, although the Lisbon side play their game in hand against Nacional today. The sides have been neck and […]

Euro 2004's Greece - where are they now? 1

Euro 2004′s Greece – where are they now?

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They were the team that defied the odds throughout Euro 2004 by beating France and the Czech Republic en route to the final against Portugal. Led by their German manager, Otto Rehhagel, Greece beat Portugal’s “Golden Generation” in the final, securing their first ever international title at senior level. The Event – Euro 2004 Final […]

Draw made for World Cup group stage 0

Draw made for World Cup group stage

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England have today been given a favourable draw in today’s World Cup group draw, while Brazil, Portugal and the Ivory Coast will meet in the ‘Group of Death’. Tournament favourites Spain will also be happy with their draw having been placed in Group H alongside Switzerland, Honduras and Chile. England boss Fabio Capello will no […]

Irish heartbreak as France head to South Africa 0

Irish heartbreak as France head to South Africa

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A controversial William Gallas goal in Paris has sent France to the 2010 World Cup at the expense of Ireland, while a number of other countries also secured qualification on Wednesday. It took extra time to seperate Ireland and France in their World Cup playoff after a 1-1 aggregate score. The French went into the […]

Bosingwa faces spell on the sidelines 0

Bosingwa faces spell on the sidelines

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Jose Bosingwa has been ruled out of action for up to three months. The Portugual and Chelsea defender has been struggling with a knee problem all season, and he has undergone surgery. He has not played since mid-October and this week travelled to Lisbon to consult a specialist. And Chelsea have now confirmed that he […]

Ronaldo to miss WC playoffs 0

Ronaldo to miss WC playoffs

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Portugal has been dealt a massive blow ahead of their World Cup playoff tie against Bosnia-Herzegovina with the news that star player Cristiano Ronaldo has been ruled out with an ankle injury. The current FIFA World Player of the Year has missed the last seven games for his club side Real Madrid having aggrevated the […]

One night in Paris 1

One night in Paris

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The Republic of Ireland will play France in the World Cup playoffs with the first leg at home following this afternoon’s draw in Zurich. In the other three ties, Portugal face Bosnia, Greece go up against Ukraine, and Russia host Slovenia in the first leg. As well as being a difficult tie in itself for […]

Luck of the draw 1

Luck of the draw

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With the draw for the World Cup playoffs to be made tomorrow, Michael Donnelly takes a look at Ireland’s potential opponents. So after 900 minutes, 20 goals (12 for and 8 against) and a never ending argument about a certain midfielder, we find ourselves in a position that was hard to believe could be achieved […]