Portugal Blast Chelsea Timing

June 20th, 2008 by Yoosof Farah

The Portuguese Football Federation have hit out at Chelsea for the timing of their announcement as Scolari being their new manager.
Chelsea confirmed on 11th June that Scolari would be their new manager, shortly after Portugal beat Czech Republic in the 2nd Matchday of Group A. Portugal then went on to lose 3-2 to Germany in [...]

“I did my best”, says Big Phil

June 20th, 2008 by Yoosof Farah

Luiz Felipe Scolari does not believe delaying his announcement to join Chelsea would’ve prevented Portugal from suffering elimation from Euro 2008.
The Portuguese were outclassed 3-2 by the Germans in Basle, but Scolari is refusing to blame the announcement of his agreement to join Chelsea, instead admitting that it was his side’s defensive mistakes that cost them a [...]

Portugal vs Germany - Match Report

June 20th, 2008 by Yoosof Farah

Another lacklustre Portugal side became the first of the last eight to crash out of Euro 2008. The Portuguese were outclassed by the Germans, whose efficient passing play saw them score some fantastic goals and book their place in the semis with a match against either Turkey or Croatia.
Three-time winners Germany started the game brightly and created [...]

Portugal vs Germany Match Preview

June 19th, 2008 by Yoosof Farah

After a lacklustre performance against the co-hosts Switzerland, Chelsea bound coach Luiz Felipe Scolari will bring back the star names for Portugal as they look to beat Germany in the quarter finals at St. Jakob-Park in Basle.
Scolari has confirmed he will make eight changes to the side that lost to the Swiss, bringing back Cristiano [...]

Portugal Lose in Dead Rubber Game

June 16th, 2008 by Yoosof Farah

It would be fair to say there was a slightly more entertaining match going on in Group A than this one, but nevertheless the dead rubber game of Group A did provide a bit of a shock, as co-hosts Switzerland were victorious 2-0 over Portugal.
Being in the knowledge that they weren’t going to progress to the [...]

Scolari Heads For Blues After Tournament

June 11th, 2008 by Yoosof Farah

Chelsea Football Club have confirmed in the past few hours that Portugal’s world cup winning Brazilian head coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari, will become their new manager after Euro 2008.
Scolari, who is currently trying win Portugal their first ever European Championship, has agreed the offer to occupy the so far vacant managerial post at Stamford Bridge.
A club statement read: [...]

Portugal in Reach of Quarters

June 11th, 2008 by Yoosof Farah

Portugal have all but ensured their place in the quarter-finals of Euro 2008 by beating the Czech Republic 3-1 in Geneva.
It was a fantastic day in terms of weather for football, a gloriously sunny day with not a breeze of wind throughout the game, and it was a sign of things to come as both [...]

Big Phil for the Blues?

June 10th, 2008 by Yoosof Farah

Portugal head coach Luis Felipe Scolari has hinted he might be interested in the vacant Chelsea post by admittng that he would have no problem settling into a job in another country.
Scolari, whose contract as Portugal manager ends after Euro 2008, has been heavily linked with the currently vacant managerial position at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have [...]

Czech Captain Wary of Threat

June 10th, 2008 by Yoosof Farah

Czech Republic captain Tomas Ujfalusi believes his side will have to be on top form if they are to get anything from their Group A encounter with Euro 2004 finalists Portugal tomorrow evening (11/6/08).
Both Portugal and Czech Republic won their opening group games, but Czech captain Ujfalusi is all to aware that his side could [...]

Match Report:Portugal 2-0 Turkey

June 7th, 2008 by Yoosof Farah

Portugal got their Euro 2008 campaign off to a fantastic start with a deserved 2-0 win over Turkey in Geneva.
Second half goals from Pepe and Raul Meireles gave the Portuguese the win they deserved, after the Turks failed to materialise on the threat they posed in the first half.
After having a goal disallowed in the first [...]