Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

England v Portugal

England v Portugal

So England made it to the quarter finals without even getting out of first gear, the worry is that that`s the only gear we have!. But on Saturday we step up against one of Europe`s finest, Portugal. Having already beaten us in 2 major competitions in this millennium it`s about time we gave them a taste of their own medicine. In the past however the teams have met a total of ten times, England winning three and Portugal winning 3 (although one was on penalties). I don`t have the patience of Zippy so here is a run down of the bigger games that we have played Portugal in. Starting in 1966, Portugal where our opponents in the semi-final stage of the competition, a nice 2-1 victory made sure we were in the final. The England goals coming from Bobby Charlton. In Mexico 1986 we played them in our opening group game, and as England usually do in opening world cup games we lost 1-0 but we did still make it through and Portugal went out as they lost the next 2 group games. Next up was Euro 2000, and what a great start it was! goals from Scholes and McManaman put us 2-0 up and we were cruising, then Figo struck a screamer and Pinto made it 2-2, and as we all know Gomes made it 3-2 and they went on to win it. Euro 2004 came around and in the quarter finals we were against the host nation in Lisbon. After 120 minutes it was 2-2 and penalties loomed. Rooney had already gone with a broken metatarsal. We all lived in hope that we could win, but I think we all knew really, and out we went. Recently Portugal has the upper hand on us, but without Deco and Ronaldo not 100%, we have an excellent chance to make it to the semi-finals. Lets hope that we can be proven right and that we will be the ones against Brazil or France. Thanks goes to Millers_4Eva for this article.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:mexbro miller
Date:Wednesday June 28 2006
Time: 9:31PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Can Crolla Beat Linares?

Comments

0
Nice one, Eva! Is Ronaldo definitely out then? Phew!
herringthorpe
28/06/2006 21:40:00
0
" this will be are first real test of the competition & one of my main concerns is that the portugese are niggly feckers & i expect to see plenty of bookings and possibly one or two sent off , the referee could have a key part to play for england as suspensions could kill us if we do go through . oh & please play football england don't just lump it ! "
taras bulba
28/06/2006 21:45:00
0
Top article eva.If we can beat Portugal,I can't see why we can't go onto win the thing.
eebbee
28/06/2006 23:35:00
0
" WELL DONE MATE- CRACKING ARTICLE"
millers4eva
29/06/2006
0
" well said mate- agreed as well"
millers4eva
02/07/2006 22:08:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC ' Kelly A 'Bit Shell-Shocked'

Millers skipper disappointed with second half today

RUFC - 'We Knew It Would Be A Big Re-building Job' Stubbs

Millers Boss says there will be activity in the transfer market before the window shuts

RUFC - Stubbs 'We Made It Difficult For Ourselves'

Millers Boss after third defeat away from home

Another Away Game Another Loss For Millers

A miserable day weather wise was only made worse by a miserable second half performance by Rotherham United this afternoon that saw them lose to local rivals Barnsley by four goals to nil at Oakwell.<

Archived Vital Rotherham Articles

Vital Rotherham articles from

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Our First Derby Game Of The Season v Barnsley. Will The Millers Get A Win?
Suggested By:
Yes!58%
No40%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 5 4 1 0 13 4
2 Fulham 5 3 2 0 11 3
3 Barnsley 5 3 0 2 9 4
4 Newcastle 5 3 0 2 9 4
5 Q.P.R. 5 3 0 2 9 3
6 Bristol City 5 3 0 2 9 2
7 Forest 5 3 0 2 9 0
8 Brighton 5 2 2 1 8 4
9 Wolves 5 2 2 1 8 3
10 Birmingham 5 2 2 1 8 2
11 Ipswich 5 2 2 1 8 1
12 Norwich 5 2 2 1 8 1
13 Burton 5 2 1 2 7 1
14 Brentford 5 2 1 2 7 1
15 Reading 5 2 1 2 7 -3
16 Aston Villa 5 1 2 2 5 0
17 Cardiff 5 1 2 2 5 -2
18 Derby County 5 1 2 2 5 -2
19 Sheff Wed 5 1 2 2 5 -3
20 Wigan 5 1 1 3 4 0
21 Leeds Utd 5 1 1 3 4 -4
22 Rotherham 5 1 1 3 4 -9
23 Preston 5 1 0 4 3 -2
24 Blackburn 5 0 1 4 1 -8
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Rotherham United  Results (view all)

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.herringthorpe474
2.sixpence312
3.nearlyataff45
4.mos6042
5.mvmiller40
6.Marky7927
7.axholme27
8.miller4life22
9.Millie Miller21
10.nogginthenog20