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Soccer : The World Cup Perspective
The current champions were defeated by France, England lost again in penalties
By ALEX "XUPOL" VARELA, MOP Squad Sports Staff Writer
Jul 1, 2006 - 8:27:00 PM

Hi everyone and welcome to the Euro 2006!, no wait, its the World cup!, thats right, theres only four European teams left in the cup, and Im still in shock for the result between Brazil and France, you dont see it?, check more inside:

 

ENGLAND VS PORTUGAL

 

Lampard had a game that sure will forgot soon

VENUE: Gelsenkirchen

 

RESULT: ENGLAND 0 0 PORTUGAL (PENALTIES: ENGLAND 1 3 PORTUGAL)

 

GOALS: -

PENALTY SHOTS: Owen Hargreaves (ENG); Simao Sabrosa, Helder Postiga, Cristiano Ronaldo (POR)

 

LINE-UP:

 

ENGLAND: Paul Robinson, Gary Neville, Ashley Cole, Steven Gerrard, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry, Frank Lampard, Wayne Rooney, David Beckham (Aaron Lennon 52 [Jamie Carragher 119] ), Owen Hargreaves, Joe Cole (Peter Crouch 65)

 

PORTUGAL: Ricardo, Fernando Meira, Petit, Tiago (Hugo Viana 74), Pauleta (Simao Sabrosa 63), Miguel, Nuno Valente, Ricardo Carvalho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Maniche, Figo (Helder Postiga 86)

 

Shots

[ENGLAND-5* PORTUGAL-11]

Shots on goal

[ENGLAND-4* PORTUGAL-9]

Offsides

[ENGLAND-0* PORTUGAL-3]

Fouls

[ENGLAND-21* PORTUGAL-10]

Yellow Cards: John Terry, Owen Hargreaves (ENG); Petit, Ricardo Carvalho (POR)

Red Cards: Wayne Rooney (ENG)

Ball Possession

[ENGLAND-43%* PORTUGAL-57%]

 

PLAYER OF THE MATCH: Ricardo (Portugal)

Man of the Match: Ricardo

BRAZIL VS FRANCE

 

VENUE: Frankfurt

 

RESULT: BRAZIL 0 1 FRANCE

 

GOALS: Thierry Henry (FRA)

 

LINE-UP:

 

BRAZIL: Dida, Lucio, Juan, Roberto Carlos, Junio Pernambucano (Adriano 63), Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Ze Roberto, Cafu (Cicinho 76), Gilberto Silva, Kak (Robinho 79)

 

FRANCE: Fabien Barthez, Eirc Abidal, Patrick Vieira, William Gallas, Claude Makelele, Frank Ribery (Sidney Govou 77), Zinedine Zidane, Florent Malouda (Sylvain Wiltord 81), Thierry Henry (Louis Saha 86), Lilian Thuram, Willy Sagnol

 

Ronaldinho and the rest of Brazil played very different, and once again they lost against France

Shots

[BRAZIL-6* FRANCE-4]

Shots on goal

[BRAZIL-1* FRANCE-5]

Offsides

[BRAZIL-2* FRANCE-5]

Fouls

[BRAZIL-22* FRANCE-17]

Yellow Cards: Cafu, Juan, Ronaldo, Lucio (BRA); Willy Sagnol, Louis Saha, Lilian Thuram (FRA)

Red Cards: -

Ball Possession

[BRAZIL-55%* FRANCE-45%]

 

PLAYER OF THE MATCH: Zinedine Zidane (France)

 

Man of the Match: Zinedine Zidane

QUALIFIED TEAMS:

 

1.- GERMANY

2.- ITALY

3.- PORTUGAL

4.- FRANCE

 

ELIMINATED TEAMS:

 

1.- ARGENTINA

2.- UKRAINE

3.- ENGLAND

4.- BRAZIL

 

SCOREBOARD:

 

1.- Miroslav Klose (Germany) [goals:5]

2.- Thierry Henry (France) [goals:3]

3.- Lukas Podolski (Germany) [goals:3]

4.- Maniche (Portugal) [goals:2]

5.- Luca Toni (Italy) [goals:2]

 

**--__NEXT ROUND MATCHES__--**

 

Semi Finals!

Well people, thats what happened today, lets see what we have for Tuesday:

 

____________________SEMI FINALS__________________-

 

Tuesday game

**--_GERMANY VS ITALY_--*

 

HOUR: 21HRS

 

VENUE: Dortmund

 

REFEREE: ??

 

KEEP AN EYE ON: Torsten Frings (GER) and Gianluca Zambrotta (ITA)

 

XUPOL PREDICTION: GERMANY 2 1 ITALY

 

Players to watch

Well people, thats all for today, see you tomorrow!!

 

ATTE: ALEX (Mr.X) VARELA (HX@N=L__N خ   ) HAVE A NICE DAY!!! :)

 

ALEX "XUPOL" VARELA

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