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Sunday, 25th June
Twelve Players Booked and Four Sent Off

Second Round Match

Travel to Portugal Portugal vs Travel to Holland Holland
in Nürnberg

Previous Encounters:
If past history is anything to go on, Portugal will be feeling happy. In nine previous encounters, Portugal have won five and drawn three.

Their last meeting was in Euro 2004; Portugal winning the semi-final match, in Lisbon (2:1).

Portugal and Holland were in the same qualifying group for the 2002 World Cup Finals; Portugal won in Rotterdam (2:0) and drew in Lisbon (1:1).

The Match:
The winner of this game will play England.

Cristiano Ronaldo took quite a knock in the first ten minutes and Khalid Boulahrouz could consider himself lucky to still be on the pitch.

Arjen Robben beat the offside trap on the quarter-hour but by the time he tried to cut back on one defender, who managed to get to the ball with him, four more Portuguese players were in the penalty area.

Portugal took the lead in the 23rd minute, through Nuno Maniche, after Deco's cross from the right was touched to him by Pauleta. Maniche took the ball to his right; to shake off the defender and make a little opening to shoot.

After receiving two periods of treatment on the sideline, Cristiano Ronaldo broke down again just after the half-hour and had to be replaced by Simao Sabrosa.

Robin Van Persie had Nuno Valente and Ricardo Carvalho falling around in the area as he turned them once, turned them twice, and mad fools of them again before his shot flew wide of the far post.

A reflex save by Edwin Van der Sar, with his right foot, kept out Pauleta's close-range shot; after substitute Simao Sabrosa had worked the ball through from the right.

The Costinha was shown his second yellow card, for handball, and left to go down the tunnel before his team-mates.

Half-time: (1:0)

To compensate for the loss of Costinha, Felipe Scolari brought on Armando Petit  for Pedro Pauleta.

Five minutes after the restart, Phillip Cocu slammed the ball onto the underside of the bar and at the other end, Van der Sar was called into action to stop Miguel's shot; a cracking start to the second-half.

Just before the hour Maniche, for Portugal and Wesley Sneijder, for Holland both tested the opposing goalkeepers.

Then things started getting nasty as Valentin Ivanov gave out cards like a poker dealer; Khalid Boulahrouz, who had earlier caused the injury to Ronaldo was shown his second yellow card for elbowing Figo in the face. The Portugal captain himself lucky not to be sent off slightly earlier for what looked like a head-but.

And the referee kept dealing the cards. A classic game it wasn't, as twelve players were booked and two from each team sent off. If the game had gone to extra-time, there might not have been enough players left to finish the game.

Final Score:
Travel to Portugal Portugal 1 - Travel to Holland Holland 0

Goalscorers Goalscorers:
1:0 Nuno Maniche (23)

Teams

Portugal:
1 Alexandre Ricardo; 5 Fernando Meira, 13 Luis Miguel, 14 Nuno Valente, 16 Ricardo Carvalho; 6 Francisco Costinha, 7 Luis Figo, 17 Cristiano Ronaldo, 18 Nuno Maniche, 20 Anderson Deco; 9 Pedro Pauleta.

Holland:
1 Edwin Van der Sar; 3 Khalid Boulahrouz, 4 Joris Mathijsen, 5 Giovanni Van Bronckhorst, 13 Andre Ooijer; 8 Phillip Cocu, 18 Mark Van Bommel, 20 Wesley Sneijder; 7 Dirk Kuyt, 11 Arjen Robben, 17 Robin Van Persie.

Referee: Valentin Ivanov Travel to Russia

Substitutions Substitutions:
34 Mins (Portugal) - 11 Simao Sabrosa on for 17 Cristiano Ronaldo
46 Mins (Portugal) - 8 Armando Petit  on for 9 Pedro Pauleta
56 Mins (Holland) - 10 Rafael van der Vaart on for 4 Joris Mathijsen
67 Mins (Holland) - 14 Johnny Heitinga on for 18 Mark Van Bommel
84 Mins (Holland) - 19 Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink on for 8 Phillip Cocu
84 Mins (Portugal) - 19 Tiago on for 7 Luis Figo

Yellow Cards 16 Yellow Cards:
2 Mins - Mark Van Bommel (Holland)
7 Mins - Khalid Boulahrouz (Holland)
20 Mins - Nuno Maniche (Portugal)
31 Mins - Francisco Costinha (Portugal)
45 Mins - Francisco Costinha (Portugal)
50 Mins - Pedro Pauleta (Portugal)
60 Mins - Giovanni Van Bronckhorst (Holland)
60 Mins - Luis Figo (Portugal)
63 Mins - Khalid Boulahrouz (Holland)
73 Mins - Anderson Deco (Portugal)
74 Mins - Wesley Sneijder (Holland)
74 Mins - Rafael van der Vaart (Holland)
76 Mins - Alexandre Ricardo (Portugal)
76 Mins - Nuno Valente (Portugal)
77 Mins - Anderson Deco (Portugal)
95 Mins - Giovanni Van Bronckhorst (Holland)

Red Cards 4 Red Cards:
45 Mins - Francisco Costinha (Portugal)
63 Mins - Khalid Boulahrouz (Holland)
77 Mins - Anderson Deco (Portugal)
95 Mins - Giovanni Van Bronckhorst (Holland)

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Second Round

Game 1
Germany vs Sweden
München

Game 2
England vs Ecuador
Stuttgart

Game 3
Argentina vs Mexico
Leipzig

Game 4
Portugal vs Holland
Nürnberg

Game 5
Italy vs Australia
Kaiserslautern

Game 6
Brazil vs Ghana
Dortmund

Game 7
Switzerland vs Ukraine
Köln

Game 8
Spain vs France
Hannover

Quarter-finals

Game A
Germany vs Argentina
Berlin

Game B
England vs Portugal
Gelsenkirchen

Game C
Italy vs Ukraine
Hamburg

Game D
Brazil vs France
Frankfurt

Semi-finals

Semi Final 1
Germany vs Italy
Dortmund

Semi Final 2
Portugal vs France
München

Third-Place Match

Saturday, 8th July
Germany vs Portugal
Stuttgart

2006 World Cup Final

Sunday, 9th July
Italy vs France
Berlin

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Group A
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Germany
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Group B
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Group C
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Holland
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Group D
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Iran
Mexico
Portugal

Group E
Czech Republic
Ghana
Italy
USA

Group F
Australia
Brazil
Croatia
Japan

Group G
France
South Korea
Switzerland
Togo

Group H
Saudi Arabia
Spain
Tunisia
Ukraine

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