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Minute by Minute: Switzerland – Portugal

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 15 Jun 2008


Group A of Euro 2008 concludes today as group leaders Portugal take on co-hosts Switzerland in Basel. SoccerWay keeps you up to date with the latest.

Current score: 0-0
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Minute 8: Portugal come close to the opener. Ricardo Quaresma makes a great move to get a cross into the six-yard box, but Hélder Postiga’s header is just off the mark.

Minute 2: Ludovic Magnin’s cross into the area is deflected into the arms of Portugal goalkeeper Ricardo.

Kickoff: Austria’s Konrad Plautz is the match referee today, and we’re underway!

Pre-Game: If you choose to follow us here, we will keep you up to date with the Czech Republic-Turkey clash in Geneva, the winner of that game advancing to face Croatia in the quarter-finals. If it ends in a draw, penalties decide it.

Pre-Game: Meanwhile, it’s wholesale changes for Portugal. Bruno Alves, Fernando Meira, Raúl Meireles, Miguel, Ricardo Quaresma, Miguel Veloso, Nani, and Hélder Postiga are in Luiz Felipe Scolari’s starting line-up while Bosingwa, Ricardo Carvalho, Petit, João Moutinho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Deco, Simão, and Nuno Gomes sit this one out.

Pre-Game: Switzerland coach Köbi Kuhn, in his final match at the helm of the team, makes two changes to his team with Jürgen Macho on the bench and Pascal Zuberbühler at goalkeeper. Also, Johan Vonlanthen is favored to a rather ineffective Tranquillo Barnetta on the left flank.

Pre-Game: Well, this match is for all intents and purposes a formality with Portugal having clinched first place in Group A and Switzerland already eliminated from the tournament. However, no host nation has ever failed to earn a point and the Swiss will want to go out in style while Portugal are resting a number of their regulars.


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