Posts Tagged ‘Portugal’

World Cup Accumulators: 15th-17th  0

World Cup Accumulators: 15th-17th

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Part of the fun of the World Cup is that games endlessly churn out of our televisions at times of the day when we might not have even realised. Even the most avid football fan can be forgiven for drifting away from the action as the days begin to blend into one, particularly when the […]

World Cup Scouting: Portugal / Serbia 0

World Cup Scouting: Portugal / Serbia

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Europeans Portugal will be looking to go one step further in South Africa as they attempt to improve upon their semi-final appearance of four years ago. While Chelsea’s Deco has long provided the creative spark for his nation many feel in light of his advancing years the Portuguese are in need of fresh impetus. It […]

BPF Predicts: The World Cup (Part 2) 3

BPF Predicts: The World Cup (Part 2)

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Another day closer to the big kick off, and we’re back with the second part of our World Cup predictions. Who will be the biggest let down (country)? Kevin Coleman: Italy. I think they’ll struggle hugely for a side who only four years ago were on top of the world. Neil Sherwin: Portugal. They limped […]

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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 […]