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Friday, June 30, 2006

Figo prepered for England

Luis Figo told reporters that they have been studying English players by watching videos of them in action and that they knew pretty well what Sven-Goran Eriksson's boys could do. He also added that his team was prepared for the game and for whatever the English side had to offer.

"We will treat them with respect. We know the English team well, we know the players one on one, we know the way they play and we are prepared for the game," told Figo.

The fact that Portugal put England out of Euro 2004 and that England hasn't between Portugal in a major competition for some 40 years is only contributing to make this an explosive game.

England only managed to beat Portugal 2-1 in the semifinals on its way to its only World Cup triumph in 1966. Since then, in all major competitions Portugal has always prevailed against England, winning 1-0 at the 1986 World Cup, 3-2 at the 2000 European Championship and the 6-5 on penalties in the 2004 European Championship quarter-finals.

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At 8:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where did you find it? Interesting read »


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