Football: PORTUGAL RATINGS; FIFA WORLD CUP GERMANY 2006 ENGLAND 0 PORTUGAL 0 After extra time: Portugal win 3-1 on penalties.
Likes to do the spactacular, but saved Portugal on the occasions that England broke through his defence - and was the key man in the shootout.
Another full-back happier going forward than when on the back foot. Powers of recovery often make up for his lack of defensive know-how.
A tough display from the Chelsea man, can't be blamed for rolling around in agony when Rooney accidentally stood on his family jewels.
Handled Rooney well but not happy later in the game when faced with Crouch and eventually swapped duties with Carvalho.
Obviously pinpointed as Portugal's weakness and at times was left to handle both Beckham and Neville. Stuck to his task well.
Loves to give stick, but a right moaner when he gets it back. Booked for a cheap shot at Joe Cole, but only after being let off with a series of niggles.
Always made himself available to team-mates and always looking to let rip with the ferocious shot that has already brought him two goals.
Some clever touches from the former Chelsea midfielder, but tired in the second half and was anonymous by the time he was subbed.
Maybe a fading force these days, but still a class act who gave England problems with his constant changing of positions and his use of the ball.
A terrifying sight for defenders when running at them. But should be ashamed of his diving and role in Rooney's sending- off. Hit decisive penalty.
Portugal's dangerman never looked likely to live up to his tag. Handled easily by England's two central defenders throughout.
Sabrosa (for Pauleta 65): 6.
Viana (for Tiago 73): 5.
Postiga (for Figo 86): 5.
luiz felipeSCOLARI 6
He's a character all right, but he seems to have forgotten that the opposition does have a right to tackle his players. Never stopped moaning.
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|Publication:||Sunday Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Jul 2, 2006|
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