1654: England- Barmy Army
It wasn't a deserved win but seeing as they had five first teamers out, its still a very good win in the circumstances. Shows their mettle. The referee was a bit iffy though.
Portugal have been disinterested in this game ever since they went 2-0 up. Some of their top players like Deco and Ronaldo will have got good rest in preparation for their next game.
I want Mexico to go on and win this game, they have totally outplayed Portugal with 10 men.
Come on Portugal, two more goals and Angola will go through to the second round!
1619: Mexico fan by text
Can't believe the referee sent Perez off, it was a penalty and not a dive.
Mexico blew it, can't believe Bravo missed a penalty, he skied it over the bar.
Scolari deserves huge credit for resting the bigger players as the members who are not regulars are playing out of their skins. Come on Portugal.
Well done Portugal, good game so far. Miguel must be one of the best right-backs in the world. Hope we see Boa Morte on in the second half.
1548: Mexico fan by text
Half-time and the game is beautifully poised at 2-1, should be a good second half.
Mexico are looking very dangerous from set-pieces, just like Sweden were against England. They deserved that goal.
1509: The Pain
What a well-worked goal. Glad for Maniche who was excellent in 2004 and hasn't regained that form since then.
This game is going to be a huge battle to avoid Argentina! May the best team win.
Portugal will lose this match 2-0 as their best players are on the bench.
1431: The Pain
Shame Nuno Gomes isn't starting for Portugal. he is a busy little player who can provide more punch up-front for them. His best work has come as a substitute though, so that's probably Scolari's reasoning for not playing him.
I hope Mexico beat Portugal as I'd much rather Holland play the Mexicans in the next round. That said, it's not gonna happen. Our reserves beat a first choice Mexico in a pre-World Cup friendly with ten fingers up their noses (as the Dutch saying goes) so the Mexicans'll probably get battered by Portugal.