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Portugal: 3-2 loss against USA, played bad.

What was that? nervousity of finally be playing at a World Cup (first time those players are in a WC) and their first game, or they really are not consistent but rather trully shaky, weak as a team and people are expecting too much from them?

Will they wake up for the next 2 games and play like they got us used to see, or they are in a bad shape at the moment?
 

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I guess next time they will also have a defence...

The USA is on a high now and this could/should take them to the next round! We all know that they can fight and they showed today that they can play as well...to say the least!
 

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everything went wrong in that game for us. We had the jitters, first WC, and all the pressure in the world.
 

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Yeah, but now that everyone is laughing at us we'll be playing stronger. Such as what happened in Euro. Except after this there is NO room for failure.
 

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breakdown of portugal

baia is a bad an incosistant keeper prone to blunder that cost the team dearly like ladic of croatia in 98

the defence is slow and really not anything special, couto is crap and should not start for lazio,

figo is carrying an injury that is hurting his play as he needs an operation

rui costa has had nigglinig injuries all year at milan, and he has sucked big time, not making even a ripple, and expect to see him benched in favor of the younger more hungry pirlo next year

joao pinto is the player that never was, he had potential and all but he never left portugal to get outside experience, the fact is nuno goimes should be startiung over him

portugal is weak at crucial points and really as much of a schock as the loss to the USA was, better it happen now than later

croatia played like ****e vs mexico and our oldies showed they cant cut it, so they got benched

perhaps your coach should drop the innefective rui costa pinto and couto for some younger, more in form players

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