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Portugal 2-1 Mexico
Wednesday, 21 June 2006

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.

1645: Ryan2008
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.

1638: ryan
I want Mexico to go on and win this game, they have totally outplayed Portugal with 10 men.

1626: FritzOnline
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.

1616: Bluevaio
Mexico blew it, can't believe Bravo missed a penalty, he skied it over the bar.

1608: footy_daft
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.

1602: super_porto
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.

1530: juancarlosleon
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.

1501: Bluevaio
This game is going to be a huge battle to avoid Argentina! May the best team win.

1444: hearteclipse17
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.

1423 neeskensreturns
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.


  Portugal 3 4 9
  Mexico 3 1 4
  Angola 3 -1 2
  Iran 3 -4 1


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