Posts Tagged ‘ portugal ’

World Cup second round preview (part two)

June 28, 2010
World Cup second round preview (part two)

ZM’s tactical preview of the second half of the World Cup second round ties, being played on Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th of June.
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Portugal 0-0 Brazil: two solid defences, and little creativity

June 25, 2010
Portugal 0-0 Brazil: two solid defences, and little creativity

A quiet game with both sides content to take a point – Brazil are the winners of the group, Portugal are the runners-up – but which, if either, will face Spain?
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Portugal 7-0 North Korea: Korean defence pushes up, Portugal exploit the space

June 21, 2010
Portugal 7-0 North Korea: Korean defence pushes up, Portugal exploit the space

A crushing victory in a game that was extremely tight for the first half hour.
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Ivory Coast 0-0 Portugal: defensive organisation defeats attacking talent

June 15, 2010
Ivory Coast 0-0 Portugal: defensive organisation defeats attacking talent

A hard-fought draw in a game that was a must-not-lose rather than a must-win for both sides. There was a disappointing lack of goalmouth action, but both defences were excellently organised.
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Portugal’s players are good enough, is the coach?

May 31, 2010
Portugal’s players are good enough, is the coach?

In theory, Portugal playing Cape Verde just before the World Cup was a decent idea. They’ve struggled to score throughout the past two years, so how about a morale-boosting thrashing of a former colony to get the goals flowing?
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