Posts Tagged ‘Portugal’

World Cup 2018 & 2022 7

World Cup 2018 & 2022


FIFA president Sepp Blatter today announced that Russia and Qatar will host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments following two days of presentations in Zurich.

Lack of plan B costs Portugal 2

Lack of plan B costs Portugal


Along with England v Germany, Portugal v Spain represented another titanic battle of rival nations. The so-called Iberian derby was billed by many as a potential classic. Free-flowing, end-to-end attacking football was hoped for, but as they did against the Brazilians, Portugal set out to frustrate and stifle the opposition, resting hopes of a goal […]

Spain and Paraguay makes up the final eight 3

Spain and Paraguay makes up the final eight


The final last sixteen day managed just one goal in open play. We had to wait for over 180 minutes of football before David Villa scored Spain’s winner in a tight Iberian derby with Portugal. Paraguay, meanwhile, left their victory until penalties where they remained unfazed and converted all five, knocking out Japan in one […]

Talking Points: Ivory Coast 0-0 Portugal 2

Talking Points: Ivory Coast 0-0 Portugal


Ivory Coast and Portugal played out a tense goalless encounter in Group G this afternoon, void of creativity and goalscoring opportunities but as always, plenty of Talking Points…   Jubulani v Ronaldo In the opening minutes of the game we witnessed the best and worst of Cristiano Ronaldo. First, a blatant dive from about forty […]

World Cup Accumulators: 15th-17th  0

World Cup Accumulators: 15th-17th


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 […]