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Saturday, 1 July 2006
2006 FIFA World Cup Finals Quarter-Final Match Three

England 0 Portugal 0 [0-0]
0-0 after ninety minutes
Portugal won 3-1 on penalties

Veltins Arena, Erle, Gelsenkirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Attendance: 52,000 (roof closed)
; Kick-off: 5.00pm CET, 4.00pm BST
Live on BBC One (UK) - Commentator: John Motson

  Match Summary
England Squad
Portugal Squad

Results 2005-2010 England - John Terry (30 29:26), Owen Hargreaves (107 106:04).
Portugal - Petit (44 43:07), Ricardo Carvalho (111 110:05)
Red Card: England - Wayne Rooney (62 61:10)

Portugal - Simão Sabrosa, scores (1-0).
England - Frank Lampard, saved (1-0).
Portugal - Hugo Viana, hit post (1-0).
England - Owen Hargreaves, scores (1-1).
Portugal - Petit, missed (1-1).
England - Steven Gerrard, saved (1-1).
Portugal - Postiga, scores (2-1).
England - Jamie Carragher, saved (2-1), following a re-take.
Portugal - Cristiano Ronaldo, scores (3-1).

England kicked-off, Portugal kicked-off ET. 125 minutes (penalties took another 7:44 minutes to complete).(46:00 & 47:53)(14:59 & 16:04)


Match Summary

Officials from Argentina




Referee (yellow) - Horacia Marcelo Elizondo
42 (4 November 1963), Quilmes, FIFA-listed 1994;

Assistant Referees - Dario Garcia, 44 (29 October 1961) and Rodolfo Otero, 43 (14 December 1962).

Fourth official - Coffi Codjia, 38 (9 December 1967), Benin, FIFA-listed 1994;

Fifth Official - Aboudou Aderodjou, 45 (13 February 1961), Benin.

9 Goal Attempts 20
4 Attempts on Target 9
0 Hit Bar/Post 0
6 Corner Kicks Won 4
0 Offside Calls Against 3
21 Fouls Conceded 10
43% Possession 57%

England Team



FIFA (17th May 2006) 10th
EFO ranking Group 3

ELO rating 6th
Colours: The 2005 home uniform - White collared jerseys with large red cross on right shoulder, navy blue shorts with thin white narrowing stripe on right thigh and red hem, white socks with navy blue half-striped tops.
Capt: David Beckham, 58th captaincy,
Gary Neville 52nd minute.
Head Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson, 58 (5 February 1948), appointed 30 October 2000, took post 12 January 2001, 
67th match, W 40 - D 17 - L 10 - F 128 - A 61.
England Lineup
1 Robinson, Paul W. 26 15 October 1979 G Tottenham Hotspur FC 26 14 GA
2 Neville, Gary A. 31 18 February 1975 RB Manchester United FC 81 0
3 Cole, Ashley 25 20 December 1980 LB Arsenal FC 51 0
4 Gerrard, Steven G. 26 30 May 1980 CM Liverpool FC 47 9
5 Ferdinand, Rio G. 27 7 November 1978 CD Manchester United FC 52 0
6 Terry, John G. 25 7 December 1980 CD Chelsea FC 29 1
Terry cautioned in the 30th min. for Unsporting Behaviour for a high challenge with Tiago.  Suspended.
7 Beckham, David R.J., off 52nd min. 31 2 May 1975 RM Real Madrid CF, Spain 94 17
8 Lampard, Frank J. 28 20 June 1978 CM

Chelsea FC

45 10
9 Rooney, Wayne M. 20 24 October 1985 F Manchester United FC 33 10
Rooney sent off in the 62nd min. for Violent Conduct for allegedly stamping on Ricardo Carvalho and arguing with Ronaldo. Suspended.
16 Hargreaves, Owen L. 25 20 January 1981 DM

FC Bayern München, Germany

34 0
Hargreaves cautioned in the 107th min. for Dissent after Nuno Valente brings down Lennon in the penalty area with no action taken.
11 Cole, Joseph J., off 65th min. 24 8 November 1981 LM Chelsea FC 37 6
England Substitutes
19 Lennon, Aaron J., on 52nd min. (51:13) for Beckham, off 118th min. 19 16 April 1987 M

Tottenham Hotspur FC

4 0
21 Crouch, Peter J., on 65th min. (64:48) for J Cole 25 30 January 1981 F

Liverpool FC

11 6
15 Carragher, James L.D., on 118th min. for Lennon 28 28 January 1978 D Liverpool FC 29 0
result: England 0 Portugal 0
unused substitutes: 12-Sol Campbell, 13-David James, 14-Wayne Bridge, 17-Jermaine Jenas, 18-Michael Carrick, 20-Stewart Downing, 22-Scott Carson, 23-Theo Walcott.
team notes: England have been eliminated by a Luiz Felipe Scolari led side in the last three major tournaments. Wayne Rooney became the third English player to be sent off during a World Cup Finals match, and eleventh overall. Also the youngest (until 2014).
4-1-4-1 Robinson -
Neville, Terry, Ferdinand,
A.Cole -
Hargreaves -
(Lennon (Carragher)), Gerrard, Lampard, J.Cole (Crouch) -

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 26.2 Appearances/Goals 48.1 5.1


Portugal Team



FIFA (17th May 2006) 7th
EFO ranking Group 7
ELO rating 4th to 5th
Colours: Made by Nike - Deep red v-necked jerseys with green collar/cuffs/trim, deep red shorts with green pintrim, deep red socks with green tops;
Capt: Figo
Sibrosa 85th minute
Manager: Luiz Felipe Scolari, 57 (9 November 1948 in Brazil) appointed 11 January 2003.
fourth match against England, W 1 - D 3 - L 0 - F 5 - A 4.
Portugal Lineup
1 Soares Pereira, Ricardo A.M. 30 11 February 1976 G Sporting Clube de Portugal 54 0
16 Silveira de Carvalho, Ricardo A. 28 18 May 1978 CD Chelsea FC, England 29 1
Carvalho cautioned in the 111th min. for Unsporting Behaviour for a foul on Gary Neville.
13 Garcia Monteiro, L. Miguel B. 26 4 January 1980 RB Valencia CF, Spain 33 1
14 da Silva Valente, Nuno J.P. 31 12 September 1974 LB Everton FC, England 27 1
5 Freitas Meira, Fernándo J.S. 28 5 June 1978 CD VfB Stuttgart 1893, Germany 35 2
18 Maniche 28 11 November 1977 DM FC Dinamo Moskva, Russia 36 6
7 Caeiro Figo, L.F.M., off 86th min. 33 4 November 1972 LM FC Internazionale Milano, Italy 125 32
8 Petit 29 25 September 1976 DM Sport Lisboa e Benfica 41 4
Petit cautioned in the 44th min. for Unsporting Behaviour for a foul on Joe Cole on the edge of the penalty area. Suspended.
9 Pauleta, off 63rd min. 33 28 April 1973 CF Paris Saint-Germain FC, France 86 47
17 dos Santos Aveiro, Cristiano Ronaldo 21 5 February 1985 RM Manchester United FC, England 36 12
19 Cardoso Mendes, Tiago, off 74th min. 25 2 May 1981 CM OlymPiqué Lyonnais, France 27 0
Portugal Substitutes
11 Fonseco Sabrosa, Simão P., on 63rd min. (62:35) for Pauleta 26 31 October 1979 F Sport Lisboa e Benfica 48 10
10 Gomes Viana, Hugo M.F., on 74th min. for Tiago (73:56) 23 15 January 1983 M Valencia CF, Spain 23 1
23 Marques Postiga, M. Hélder, on 86th min. (85:17) for Figo 23 2 August 1982 F FC Porto 26 9
result: England 0 Portugal 0
unused substitutes: 2-Paulo Ferreira, 3-Marco Caneira, 4-Ricardo Costa, 12-Quim, 15-Luís Boa Morte, 21-Nuno Gomes, 22- Paulo Santos.
team notes: Portugal have seen an opposing player sent off on four separate occasions, a figure with which they lead all other nations at the 2006 finals.
This goalless draw was the first time Portugal had failed to win inside 90 minutes at this tournament. However it extended their unbeaten run in competitive matches to 17. It was the Portuguese' 17th World Cup match in their history and the first to finish in a draw.
Coach Scolari had managed Brazil in the 2002 World Cup Finals against England.

Ricardo -
Miguel, Fernándo Meira,
Carvalho, Nuno Valente -
Petit, Maniche -
Cristiano Ronaldo, Tiago
(Viana), Figo (Postiga) -

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 28.4 Appearances/Goals 48.1 9.6


    Match Report (Mike Payne's exclusive report coming shortly)

England went out of the World Cup 3-1 on penalties after their quarter-final with Portugal ended 0-0.  England lost skipper David Beckham to injury just after half-time and Wayne Rooney was sent off after 62 minutes for a stamp on Ricardo Carvalho.  They battled on bravely for the rest of normal time and extra-time with 10 men to take the game to a shoot-out.  But Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher missed to end their hopes and Sven-Göran Eriksson's reign.

The Swede leaves his post as England coach after going out at the quarter-final stage of a major tournament for the third time in succession and now hands over to Steve McClaren.  Eriksson had promised a big performance from his side but until Rooney's early exit it was not forthcoming. 

The young striker endured a frustrating game and his patience finally snapped as he got tangled up with Carvalho and Armando Petit and appeared to aim a stamp at the Chelsea player's groin.  The incident occurred right in front of Argentine referee Horacio Elizondo, who was urged on by Portugal players - including Rooney's Manchester United team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo - to issue a red card.  Elizondo took a moment before sending Rooney from the field and with him seemingly went England's World Cup hopes.

But roared on by the England fans that made the Velkins Arena like a home game, they finally showed the passion and heart for a battle so often missing in this World Cup campaign.  Portugal were far from their best but they at least caused some worrying moments at the back for England in a tense first half. 

A deep Luis Figo free-kick was not dealt with by Gary Neville or Lampard and there was huge relief for England to see Tiago slip with the goal at his mercy.  Tiago almost caused further problems when he was given a free header in the box that Paul Robinson clambered across to save.  Eriksson was forced to change things round six minutes into the second half with Beckham struggling with an ankle problem.

Beckham almost won a penalty with his last contribution of the game - and probably his chances of winning a World Cup - when his cross hit the hand of Nuno Valente but England's appeals came to nothing.  He was replaced by Aaron Lennon and was seen on the sidelines looking anguished as treatment was performed on his ankle, although he did later bear the pain long enough to berate the referee following Rooney's dismissal.  Lampard, who endured another miserable time in front of goal, mistimed a volley after finding himself unmarked from a Gerrard corner. 

Lennon's introduction gave England brief hope as his pace took him past two players, but when the ball fell for Rooney he almost completely missed and Joe Cole's effort was just too high.  But then came Rooney's premature exit, with Jole Cole sacrificed for Peter Crouch.  With temperatures again close to 30C it seemed only so long that England's brave 10-man backs-to-the-wall effort could hold out the Portugal onslaught.

England's best hope of a goal was a set-piece and Lampard fired in a free-kick that Ricardo did well to keep out, with Lennon scuffing his attempt to put in the rebound.  A deflected John Terry shot just looped over the bar after some brilliant work from an outstanding Owen Hargreaves, but Helder Postiga also blazed over in a nerve-jangling injury time. 

The drama continued through to extra-time with England showing remarkable energy to match their opponents.  Crouch almost got on the end of a Gerrard cross but at the other end it needed some desperate last-ditch defending and some solid keeping from Robinson.  The game seemed destined to be decided by a penalty shoot-out, just like when the sides met at the same stage of Euro 2004.  And unfortunately for England it ended in the same result - with Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari getting the better of Eriksson.

Only Hargreaves - who had easily his best game in an England shirt - was successful from the spot.  Lampard, Gerrard and Carragher - who scored at the first attempt but had to retake - all saw their efforts saved by Ricardo, who became the first player in World Cup shoot-out history to save three penalties.  Hugo Viana and Armando Petit had missed to give Eriksson's side brief hope, but when Helder Postiga and Ronaldo scored England's dream of being crowned world champions was over for another four years. - BBC Sport

Source Notes


Portugal and England were involved in the third penalty shoot-out of the 2006 World Cup. Only the 1990 finals produced more (four). England and Italy are the only nations to have lost all three World Cup shoot-outs they have been involved in.

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