Match No. 842 - Saturday, 1st July 2006, 5:00pm

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      • Ricardo PereiraRicardo Alexandre Martins Soares Pereira.
        Born 11th Feb 1976, Montijo.
      • 13
      • Miguel MonteiroLuís Miguel Brito Garcia Monteiro.
        Born 4th Jan 1980, Lisbon.
      • 14
      • Nuno ValenteNuno Jorge Pereira da Silva Valente.
        Born 12th Sep 1974, Lisbon.
      • 2
      • Ricardo CarvalhoRicardo Alberto Silveira de Carvalho.
        Born 18th May 1978, Amarante.
        110:05 Tripping Neville.
      • 5
      • Fernando MeiraFernando José da Silva Freitas Meira.
        Born 5th Jun 1978, Guimaraes, Portugal.
      • 19
      • Tiago CardosoTiago Cardoso Mendes.
        Born 2nd May 1981, Viana do Castelo.
      • Off 74'73:56
      • 7
      • Luís FigoLuís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo.
        Born 4th Nov 1972, Almada.
      • Off 86'85:16
      • 8
      • PetitArmando Gonçalves Teixeira.
        Born 25th Sep 1976, Strasbourg, France.
        43:03 Sliding challenge in Joe Cole just outside the Portuguese area.
      • 9
      • PauletaPedro Miguel Carreiro Resendes.
        Born 28th Apr 1973, Ponta Delgada.
      • Off 63'62:32
      • 18
      • ManicheNuno Ricardo de Oliveira Ribeiro.
        Born 11th Nov 1977, Lisbon.
      • 17
      • RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro.
        Born 5th Feb 1985, Funchal, Madeira.
      • 11
      • Simão SabrosaSimão Pedro Fonseca Sabrosa.
        Born 31st Oct 1979, Constantim.
      • On 63'62:32
      • 10
      • Hugo VianaHugo Miguel Ferreira Gomes Viana.
        Born 15th Jan 1983, Barcelos.
      • On 74'73:56
      • 23
      • Hélder PostigaHélder Manuel Marques Postiga.
        Born 2nd Aug 1982, Vila do Conde.
      • On 86'85:16
        • 1
        • Paul RobinsonSpurs, 26th of 41 caps
          26 years, 8 months, 16 days
        • 2
        • Gary NevilleMan Utd, 81st of 85 caps
          31 years, 4 months, 13 days
          Right Back
        • 3
        • Ashley ColeArsenal, 51st of 107 caps
          25 years, 6 months, 11 day
          Left Back
        • 16
        • Owen HargreavesBayern Munich, 34th of 42 caps
          25 years, 5 months, 11 day
          Defensive Midfielder
          106:08 Dissent. Lennon had gone down in the area following a challenge from Valente but the Portuguese had got the ball first. The referee made the right call but Hargreaves disagreed.
        • 5
        • Rio FerdinandMan Utd, 52nd of 81 caps
          27 years, 7 months, 24 days
          Centre Back
        • 6
        • John TerryChelsea, 29th of 78 caps
          25 years, 6 months, 24 days
          Centre Back
          29:26 Terry and Tiago go up for a header in the centre circle and clash. Both needs treatment but the referee deems it Terry's fault and books him.
        • 7
        • David BeckhamReal Madrid, 94th of 115 caps
          31 years, 1 month, 29 days
          Right Midfielder
          (c)58th captaincy
        • Off 52'51:08
        • 8
        • Frank LampardChelsea, 45th of 106 caps
          28 years, 0 months, 10 days
        • 9
        • Wayne RooneyMan Utd, 33rd of 120 caps
          20 years, 8 months, 7 days
          Centre Forward
          61:10 "Rooney walking from the field on the hour, a red card waved above his petulant head after an ill-advised entanglement with the most delicate part of Ricardo Carvalho's anatomy. Whether there was intent is impossible to say. It looked, without prejudice, a moment of unstructured argy-bargy. And the Chelsea man made the most of it."
        • 4
        • Steven GerrardLiverpool, 47th of 114 caps
          26 years, 1 month, 1 day
        • 11
        • Joe ColeChelsea, 37th of 56 caps
          24 years, 7 months, 23 days
          Left Midfielder
        • Off 65'64:47
        • 19
        • Aaron LennonSpurs, 4th of 21 caps
          19 years, 2 months, 15 days
          Right Midfielder
        • On 52'51:08 Off 119'118:02
        • 21
        • Peter CrouchLiverpool, 11th of 42 caps
          25 years, 5 months, 1 day
          Centre Forward
        • On 65'64:47
        • 15
        • Jamie CarragherLiverpool, 29th of 38 caps
          28 years, 5 months, 3 days
        • On 119'118:02


      • Rooney: Red Card (a breakdown)Rooney scraps for the ball first with Petit and then with Carvalho. As he does so he stamps on Carvalho [60:51] and the referee, who is no more than a foot away, blows his whistle and signals just for a free kick. He makes no attempt to reach for any card, in fact his view is blocked by Rooney. Ronaldo rushes 15 yards to the referee to remonstrate that Carvalho has been stamped on, something that Rooney takes exception to and pushes Ronaldo. It is at this point that the referee takes Rooney aside and brandishes the red card. It's probable, from the tv footage, that the referee didn't see the stamp and decided to send Rooney off for the push on Ronaldo.
      • Portugal win 3-1 on Penalty Kicks
        Simão scored. Placed to Robinson's right, well out of his reach into the side netting.
        Lampard saved by Ricardo. Placed to the left of Ricardo but the keeper guesses correctly and beats the ball away.
        Hugo Viana hits the post. Goes for power into the right corner but it slams off the upright. Robinson had dived the wrong way.
        Owen Hargreaves scores. Blasted into the bottom corner. Ricardo had guessed correctly and dived to his right but couldn't keep it out.
        Petit saved by Robinson. Again, low and to the right of the keeper, who guesses correctly and gets his finger tips to it to divert it wide of the post. It is possible the ball would have either hit the post or gone wide anyway but Robinson's fingertips make sure.
        Steven Gerrard saved by Ricardo. A reasonable height to the keeper's left. Ricardo, again, guesses correctly and it's a comfortable save. Not a good penalty.
        Helga Postiga scores. Similar to Gerrard's penalty but the other side. If Robinson had guessed correctly it would have been a simple save but he dances on his line and takes a step to his left and just watches it go past him.
        Jamie Carragher saved by Ricardo. Carragher steps up and places the ball to Ricardo's left. The goalkeeper doesn't move with his arms stretched wide. Apparently the referee hadn't blown his whistle so a re-take is required. This time Carragher second guesses himself and tries to place it to the keeper's left. It's an awful penalty and easy for Ricardo to save via the crossbar.
        Ronaldo scores. Placed into the side netting to Robinson's left. The keeper had dived the wrong way.
        Just like two years ago Ricardo won this shoot-out for Portugal. He got a hand on all four of England's kicks whereas Robinson guessed wrong two out of four. In truth there was a lot of dross from both sides. Simão's, Lampard's, Hargreaves' and Ronaldo's attempts were reasonable and unluckily, it was only Lampard's that was saved. The other five were poor; Postiga's should have been saved and the rest were saved or missed the target.
      • England are knocked-out of World Cup 2006Portugal progress to the semi-finals.
      • Eriksson: Last MatchSven-Göran Eriksson's last game in charge.




      • Argentina Horacio Elizondo


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      • Down 2 places, gaining 1 ranking points to 2000 points England - 6th - 2
      • Portugal - 5th