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Portugal friendly is stiff test for Canada

Big names playing for Portugal

Canada Roster:

1 Greg Sutton GK - Montreal Impact
33 Lars Hirschfeld GK - Leicester City
4 Kevin McKenna D - Hearts, Scottish Premier
5 Marco Reda D - Aalborg, Danish First Division
6 Julian deGuzman M - Hanover 96, German Bundesliga
7 Paul Stalteri D/M - Werder Bremen, German Bundesliga
8 Daniel Imhof M - St. Gallen, Swiss First Division
9 Tomasz Radzinski F - Fulham
10 Patrice Bernier M - Tromsø, Norwegian Premier
11 Jim Brennan M - Norwich City
12 Mike Klukowski D/M - FC Brugge, Belgian First Division
13 Atiba Hutchinson D/M - Helsingborg, Swedish Premier
14 Dwayne de Rosario M/F - San Jose Earthquakes, MLS
15 Josh Simpson D/M - Millwall
16 Olivier Occean F - Odd Grenland, Norwegian Premier
17 Jaime Peters M - Ipswich Town


Portugal Roster:

Goalkeepers: Ricardo Pereira (Sporting Lisbon), Quim Silva (Benfica).

Defenders: Fernando Meira (Stuttgart), Jorge Andrade (Deportivo La Coruna), Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea), Ricardo Carvalho (Chelsea), Miguel Monteiro (Benfica), Nuno Valente (FC Porto), Ricardo Costa (FC Porto).

Midfielders: Armando Petit (Benfica), Francisco Costinha (FC Porto), Deco (FC Barcelona), Hugo Viana (Sporting Lisbon), Nuno Maniche (FC Porto).

Strikers: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Luis Boa Morte (Fulham), Pauleta (Paris Saint-Germain), Simao Sabrosa (Benfica), Nuno Gomes (Benfica), Helder Postiga (FC Porto).
 

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Lets hope we keep them to atmost 2 goals. If we played like we did agasint the Irish, expect 5-0 :(
 

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Starting lineup?

Apparently Hirschfeld will start in goal.

There are really only four Defenders on the roster: McKenna, Reda, Stalteri, and Klukowski, and we'll need all of them. Hutchinson and Simpson, though characterized as "D/M" are currently playing as Midfielders for their clubs. I think we need more defending specialists on the squad. Let's hope nobody at the back gets injured.

I can't see Frank Yallop playing more than two forwards against Portugal - more likely just a lonesome Radzinski up front, until halfway through the second half, when we're down 4-0 and he'll replace Radz with Occean.

That leaves room for 5 midfielders, and Yallop has 8 available. I suspect he will start deGuzman, Imhof, Brennan, De Rosario and Peters. Watch for Josh Simpson and Atiba Hutchinson to get some playing time as well.
 

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This is going to be an important test for Canada and I hope Portugal shows us there best line up for at least a half. It will show us just how far we have to go to become a good team.
 

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Covert said:
Lets hope we keep them to atmost 2 goals. If we played like we did agasint the Irish, expect 5-0 :(
5-0 seems about right, they with luck Yallop will be gone from the Canadian soccer scene. :yuck:
 

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Sorry but i c a whoop ass...Portugal 4 -1 :strong:
 

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Sorry but i c a whoop ass...Portugal 4 -1 :strong:
Who gets the one goal for Canada? A portugal own goal?
 

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da ref :shades:
 

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1-0 Canada thanks to own goal by C. Ronaldo :D



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Capacity: 12.504 Home Club: Gil Vicente FC


Previous Portuguese-Canadian matches:
26-01-95 - Canada 1-1 Portugal - Toronto - Skydome Cup
 

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this game is about 5 miles away from my house in Portugal! :thmbup: Great city..da city of da rooster!
 

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i too see an ass whooping

6-1 portugal
or 6-0 portugal

they're playing they're "A" team C.ronaldo, Deco....etc........canada is gonna get thrashed...i mean portugal thrashed russia 7-0.......canada has no chance
 

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4-1 Final Score.

Dwayne De Rosario with the lone goal for Canada.
Actually, the Canadian Press is reporting that Dwayne's shot went off the crossbar and Kevin McKenna (a defender!) headed it in.

The reported lineup is interesting:

Canada: Lars Hirschfeld, Atiba Hutchinson (Jaime Peters, 78), Kevin McKenna, Marco Reda, Mike Klukowski, Julian De Guzman, Daniel Imhof (Chris Pozniak, 86), Paul Stalteri, Jim Brennan (Tomasz Radzinski, 46), Dwayne de Rosario, Olivier Occean (Patrice Bernier, 68).

It appears Yallop started with Occean as striker, perhaps with de Rosario moving up front as well; then brought on Radzinski to join Occean for the first 22 minutes of the second half while the score was still 2-0. Occean left in favour of an additional MF, Bernier, in the 68th minute.

He used Stalteri, who plays Defence for Werder Bremen, in Midfield; he used Hutchinson, who plays Midfield for Helsingborg, on Defence.

Chris Pozniak must have been a late roster substitute for Josh Simpson. Everyone got some playing time except the backup keeper.
 

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well it wasent as bad as i thought it would be. Atleast we scored.
 

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Give the man a prize for the correct.....congrats. :doh:



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Sorry but i c a whoop ass...Portugal 4 -1 :strong:
 

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