FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010

Season 1 Episode 45

Portugal vs. Brazil

Aired Daily 7:00 AM Jun 25, 2010 on ESPN
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Portugal vs. Brazil

Group G, Match 45: Portugal vs. Brazil, 4:00 PM, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban.

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  • por vs. bra

    A rare opportunity for fans to see two of the best teams face off in group play. Portugal, led by Christiano Ronaldo, faced off against Brazil, a team with more stars than this galaxy.

    The game was a back and forth affair that many casual fans did not like, but one that had soccer purists drooling (although they would probably complain about me calling it soccer instead of football). Brazil is my pick to win it all, and this game did not change that notion for me, but you have to be able to put at least one goal in the posts. Come on!moreless

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    • Brazil Coach Dunga: It was tough game. Portugal put a lot of people behind the ball because they only needed a draw to go through. We kept trying right till the end and we even had two or three chances. I can't say I'm happy, though, because Brazil always plays attacking football and always try to win. We had a lot of possession today and we tried to keep hold of the ball to tire the opposition and keep things tight. I think we've played pretty consistently so far and we've got the results we needed to get. The team has kept its shape and overall I'm happy with them. Obviously we still need to keep on developing and improving because things are going to get tougher from now on.

    • Portugal Coach Carlos Queiroz: It was a good game and the attitude of the Portugal team was superb. I thought all the players went about their work brilliantly. We are in the second round and things are going to be different from now on. I have to say it was a tricky game for us and for Brazil too. We had to put our overalls on to begin with because Brazil started very strongly, but by the end we were wearing our dinner jackets. It was a great footballing spectacle and a draw was the right result in my view.

    • Portugal Goalkeeper Eduardo: We've only conceded three goals in our last 19 games and that's a record that means a lot to me and the team. We defend as a unit and we work hard for each other. We're very happy right now because we've achieved our objectives. As for the rest of the tournament we know that every game is going to be difficult but we've already seen some big teams go out and we'll be taking each match as it comes.

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