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I think we have 3 very good middle defenders in Couto, Jorge Costa, and Beto. Who do you think should start in Euro2000 and why?

I think all 3 will be called up, but my preference is to go with Couto and Costa, simply because experience is key. But I love Beto's playmaking and in that respect maybe he should get a start maybe against a Romania.

Our flanks are not Brazil material but I do think that Dimas and Xavier should start with Rui Jorge seeing some play time as well.
 

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I say Jorge Costa & Couto - Beto's great, but experience is key here.

Forca Portugal!

PS - if Paulo Sousa is on the field, that makes up for the "weak" flanks.
 

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Couto is a definite starter. Costa and Beto, to me, are interchangeable.

If you want aggressiveness and brute force, Costa is the man. However, Beto is the technically superior player.
 

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To be honest I don't think much of Couto. Reason: He is awfully inconsistent. The guy can play for 89 minutes as an all-star and then make a really stupid crucial mistake. I've seen it happen lots of times in Lazio. Also he's very aggressive and sometimes reckless in his play.
I would definitely say Beto is an untouchable for our central def. I'm not sure of Costa or Couto should play though.
Maybe play Couto and hope he performs the way he's capable for 90 mins.

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