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Monday, 12 June 2000
European Championships 2000 Finals Group A, match two

Portugal 3 England 2 [2-2]

Match Summary
Portugal Squad
England Squad
Team Records
The Portugal European Championship Finals 2000 Squad pre-England  June 2000
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
1. Martins Baia, Vitor Manuel 15 October 1969 30 G FC Porto 70 0
17. Gomes Bento, Paulo Jorge 26 June 1969 30 M Real Oviedo CF, Spain 22 0
16. Beto
 de Deus Severo, Roberto Luis Gaspar
3 May 1976 24 CD Sporting Clube de Portugal 6 0
19. Capucho
 Goncalves da Rocha, Nuno Fernando
21 February 1972 28 M FC Porto 14 2
11. Marceneiro Conceicao, Sergio Paulo 15 November 1974 25 M SS Lazio SpA, Italy 24 2
2. Costa Almeida, Jorge Paulo 4 October 1971 28 D FC Porto 27 0
10. Cesar Costa, Rui Manuel 29 March 1972 28 M ACF Fiorentina, Italy 52 18
15. Costinha
 Rodrigues da Costa, Francisco José
1 December 1974 25 M AS Monaco FC, France 2 0
5. Silva Couto, Fernando Manuel 2 August 1969 30 D SS Lazio SpA, Italy 65 6
13. Marques Teixeira, Dimas Manuel 16 February 1969 31 D Fenerbahce SK, Turkey 35 0
12. Espinha Ferreira, Pedro Manuel 20 September 1965 34 G Vitoria SC 4 0
7. Figo
 Caeiro Figo, Luís Filipe Madeira
4 November 1972 27 M FC Barcelona, Spain 61 14
21. Nuno Gomes
 Perreira Ribeiro, Nuno Miguel Soares
5 July 1976 23 F Sport Lisboa e Benfica 12 0
18. Pauleta
 Carreiro Resendes, Pedro Miguel
28 April 1973 27 F RC Deportivo La Coruna SAD, Spain 14 3
8. Vieira Pinto, Joao Manuel 19 August 1971 28 F Sport Lisboa e Benfica 59 18
22. Quim
 Sampaio da Silva, Joaquim Manuel
13 November 1975 24 G SC Braga 1 0
6. Carvalho de Sousa, Paulo Manuel 30 August 1970 29 M SSD Parma Calcio 1913 Srl, Italy 44 0
Paulo Sousa is unavailable for the England match because of an injured right knee.
3. de Sousa Dias Macedo de Oliveiro, Rui Jorge 27 March 1973 27 D Sporting Clube de Portugal 5 0
9. Se Pinto, Ricardo Manuel da Silva 10 October 1972 27 F Real Sociedad de Futbol SAD, Spain 37 8
20. Oliveiro Secretario, Carlos Alberto 12 May 1970 30 D Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Germany 30 1
4. da Cruz Vidigal, Jose Luis 15 March 1973 27 M Sporting Clube de Portugal 3 0
14. da Silva Costa Xavier, Abel Luis 30 November 1972
born in Mozambique
27 D Everton FC, England 13 2

Squad details correct up to and including Portugal's match against Wales on 3 June 2000.


Monday, 22 May 2000 - Ajax star Dani and Benfica defender Paulo Madeira have both been overlooked for Portugal's Euro 2000 campaign, after coach Humberto Coelho named the first 15 players in his squad. Coehlo has kept the other seven places open until Thursday's Portuguese Cup final replay between FC Porto and Sporting Lisbon. "There's nothing extraordinary about this," Coelho said. "The players need to concentrate on the replay, and there could also be injuries." The 15 names included most of Portugal's leading players - including the star midfield trio of Luis Figo, Rui Costa and Paulo Sousa and Benfica strikers Joao Pinto and Nuno Gomes. The only real surprises were the exclusion of former West Ham striker Dani, whose talent has often been overshadowed by his unpredictability, and Benfica's Paulo Madeira. Instead there was an unheralded call-up for midfielder Costinha, of French champions AS Monaco.

Friday, 26 May 2000 -
Humberto Coelho has named goalkeeper Vitor Baia among the seven players he has added to complete his 22-man squad for Euro 2000. Baia, who plays for Porto, made a successful return to action in the Portuguese Cup final on Thursday after a long lay-off because of surgery on his right knee back in December. Coach Coelho, who had named 15 players on Monday, delayed his final decisions until after the replay between Porto and Sporting Lisbon, which Porto won 2-0. Baia's recall means he will now have a chance to close in on the record number of appearances for the national side, currently held by Joao Pinto with 70 caps. Along with Baia, Coelho has added fellow Porto players Carlos Secretario, Jorge Costa and Nuno Rocha to the squad. Sporting Lisbon's Roberto Severo, Rui Jorge and Jose Vidigal make up the final 22.

Friday, 2 June 2000 - 
Portugal warmed up for Euro 2000 with a very comfortable victory over Wales in Chaves. Humberto Coelho's side were never required to show all their talent against an understrength Wales side which was notably missing Ryan Giggs. Barcelona superstar Luis Figo put the home side ahead and was at the heart of the second scored by Ricardo Sa Pinto. The game's best goal was reserved for the second half, when substitute Capucho produced an exquisite lob from 20 yards. Coelho believed before the game that his side were not ready for their first game of the tournament against England, but he must have been impressed with the way his men dealt with the physical challenge posed by Mark Hughes' side.

Wednesday, 7 June 2000 - Paulo Sousa remains a major injury worry for Portugal. Sousa is suffering from a strained thigh and missed last Friday's 3-0 win over Wales. The midfielder was forced to miss part of training for a second consecutive day today. Team doctor Joao Paulo Almeida admitted: "We do not know if he will be able to play against England." "We are seriously worried about the injury to Sousa, everyone is," said Portugal's assistant coach Adelino Teixeira.

Sunday, 11 June 2000 - Paulo Sousa will miss Portugal's game against England. The Parma midfielder had returned to training but he has been struggling all week with a right knee injury. Humberto Coelho was naturally concerned and said: "Paulo Sousa is out of the question, Sa Pinto is recuperating. The others are fine." The Portuguese medical staff continue to worry about Sa Pinto and problems with his right knee. The team doctor Joao Paulo Almeida had confirmed last week the Real Sociedad star Sa Pinto had undergone a scan in hospital on the twisted knee and would need further checks. Sporting Lisbon's Angolan-born midfielder Jose Vidigal had also been an injury concern but he is now fit and available for selection. 

Portugal Form: last six games
D W D W L W  f 10:a 5 success: 67%
368 8 September 1999 - Portugal 1 Romania 1 [1-1]
Stadionul Ghencea, Bucuresti
369 9 October 1999 - Portugal 3 Hungary 0 [2-0]
Estadio da Luz, Lisboa
  RT  HW
370 23 February 2000 - Belgium 1 Portugal 1 [0-0]
Stade Communal, Charleroi
371  29 March 2000 - Portugal 2 Denmark 1 [1-1]
Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa, Leiria
372 26 April 2000 - Italy 2 Portugal 0 [0-0]
Stadio Oreste Granillo, Reggio Calabria
  Fr AL
373 2 June 2000 - Portugal 3 Wales 0 [2-0]
Estadio Municipal de Chaves, Chaves