Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Referee: Horacio Elizondo | Attendance: 52000

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(1) 0 - 0 (3)


Game 59

  • 121'

    Tough luck on England, well done Portugal. They set up a semi-final against either France or Brazil.

  • 121'

    Scolari embraces Ronaldo as Ferdinand holds his head in his hands as he weeps tears of absolute bitter disappointment.

  • 121'

    So, Eriksson departs as England manager in despair.

  • 121'

    The Portugal players are ecstatic as the England players fall to the ground in disbelief.

  • 121'


  • 121'

    POR 3-1 ENG: Ronaldo knows that if he scores, Portugal are through. He's a confident boy... goal. Good penalty.

  • 121'

    POR 2-1 ENG: Defender Carragher has a ton of pressure on his shoulders as he strides up to the ball... Carragher scores, but the referee orders a re-take - he hadn't blown his whistle! Second-time around, Ricardo saves!

  • 121'

    POR 2-1 ENG: Postiga bites his lip as he runs up... great penalty, Portugal take the lead.

  • 121'

    POR 1-1 ENG: Gerrard looks nerveless as he takes the ball from the referee.... but Ricardo guesses right again and paws away.

  • 121'

    POR 1-1 ENG: Petit takes his time as he team-mates wait on the half-way line... but he sends his spot-kick well wide!

  • 121'

    POR 1-1 ENG: Hargreaves has been England's best penalty taker in training... he goes low, Ricardo gets his hands to it, but the ball squirms inside the post.

  • 121'

    POR 1-0 ENG: Viana places the ball very carefully... but he places his shot against the post!

  • 121'

    POR 1-0 ENG: Lampard strides up to the goal confidently. He is a regular taker for Chelsea... but Ricardo guesses right and saves.

  • 121'

    POR 1-0 ENG: Simao is forced to wait a long time as the referee makes notes before the first kick. Simao seems very nervous as he runs up... but buries his penalty in the corner.

  • 121'

    Both sides are in a huddle as they prepare for the coming moments...

  • 121'

    Someone is going to become a hero, and someone a villain in the next ten minutes or so. It is an unbelieveably nervous time for all the players.

  • 121'

    England have been absolutely amazing since Rooney's sending off; they have worked and worked and worked and worked, and managed to hold on for penalties.

  • 121'

    FULL-TIME, EXTRA-TIME: We have a penalty shoot-out, folks. How are your nerves?

  • 120'

    NERVOUS MOMENT! Miguel is left in oceans of space down the right; he fires in a low cross, which Carragher forces behind at the back post.

  • 119'

    England have lost four penalty shoot-outs in the last 16 years; time for their luck to change?

  • 118'

    ENGLAND SUB: Carragher comes on to replace Lennon; the substitute has been brought off as Eriksson tries to work out who will take his penalties.

  • 117'

    Gerrard looks dead on his feet; just three minutes to hold on.

  • 116'

    Terry has some treatment on his cramp, but is soon back in the action. England's players take on some liquid during the hold-up.

  • 116'

    Terry goes down with cramp; he's got every right to have cramp, considering how hard he and Ferdinand have worked.

  • 116'

    Portugal still seem prepared to build-up slowly; they aren't showing a whole lot of urgency.

  • 115'

    GOOD STANDS! Petit fires in a bobbling, low shot from distance, but Robinson holds the shot well as Postiga closed him down.

  • 114'

    This game is right on the knife-edge. It is so, so tense, and could still, genuinely, go either way.

  • 113'

    Crouch is doing a fantastic job; he beats a couple of players and sets off towards the penalty area, but the ball just gets stuck under his feet.

  • 113'

    EASY SAVE! Ronaldo heads towards goal, but it is straight at Robinson, who saves on his goal-line.

  • 112'

    Lennon does brilliantly to get around his man and to the by-line, but he just allows the ball to get away from him and it runs out for a goal-kick.

  • 112'

    Still the England fans cheer on their side; they have been incredible this afternoon.

  • 111'

    Carvalho is booked for a poor, late challenge on Neville on the half-way line.

  • 111'

    Gerrard spoons a shot over the bar, but his wayward shot does at least waste a few more valuable seconds.

  • 110'

    Scolari is urging his men forward to try and keep some pressure on England.

  • 109'

    GOAL! NO! Postiga nods home Maniche's cross, but the linesman's flag halts the celebrations.

  • 108'

    Hargreaves is booked for protesting too much about the lack of a penalty when Lennon went down in the area.

  • 107'

    PENALTY! NO! Lennon does supremely well as he cuts inside the penalty area; Valente slides in and Lennon collapse to the ground. No penalty.

  • 106'

    Postiga is caught offside; England slow things down, wasting a little more time.

  • 105'

    England kick off the second period of extra-time.

  • 105'

    HALF-TIME, EXTRA-TIME: England have looked as likely to score as Portugal, despite being a man down. Awesome stuff from Sven's men.

  • 104'

    SUPERB DEFENDING! Gerrard sprints across and puts in a last-ditch block to prevent Miguel getting a dangerous cross in to the middle.

  • 103'

    Despite being a man down, England have actually caused several nervous moments in the Portuguese defence.

  • 102'

    GREAT PRESSURE! England have Portugal under pressure as Gerrard starts to find his range of passing; the loose ball falls to Crouch in the area, but he can't force a shot away.

  • 102'

    Huge sighs of relief as Simao over-runs the ball and gifts England a goal-kick.

  • 101'

    England are organised in defence, but every time they repel an attack and clear their lines, the ball comes straight back at them.

  • 100'

    This is edge-of-the-seat stuff; so tense, so nerve-wracking.

  • 99'

    OOH! Gerrard and Lampard combine brilliantly; Gerrard chips to the back post, but Crouch can't head goalwards.

  • 98'

    Gerrard wins England a free-kick; Ferdinand and Terry walk forward...

  • 98'

    Portugal are obviously having most of the ball, but England look organised and committed at the back, and they seem to be frustrating Scolari's men.

  • 97'

    Hargreaves' work-rate has been absolutely stunning; his heart must be the size of a camel's.

  • 96'

    RUBBISH! Simao can't spot a passing option, so decides to shoot; he blasts well wide.

  • 95'

    Lampard's corner is cleared, but good play from Lennon wins a throw for his country.

  • 94'

    Lampard looks for Crouch at the back post; Meira gets up and nods the ball out for a corner. Lampard runs over to take it...

  • 94'

    Crouch wins England a free-kick as Carvalho climbs over him, 35 yards from goal. A shooting chance...

  • 93'

    Portugal are really trying to pull the England defence around; they are moving the ball from side to side, trying to find some space.

  • 92'

    Ronaldo is finding a lot of space down the right; Ashley Cole needs some support from Gerrard to cope with the threat.

  • 91'

    The players have taken on a lot of fluid during the break; have England got enough left in the tank for this next half-hour.

  • 90'

    Portugal kick off the first half of extra-time.

  • 93'

    END OF 90 MINUTES: England hold on to force extra-time. This is going to be nail-biting.

  • 92'

    ...Gerrard's corner is sent in to the middle, but Ricardo punches clear...

  • 91'

    ...but England maintain the pressure and force another corner...

  • 91'

    ...Ricardo punches clear...

  • 90'

    England win a very late corner as Lennon gets down the right. Gerrard is ready to send it in to the middle...

  • 89'

    EASY SAVE! Cole gives the ball away on the edge of the area; fortunately, Maniche picks up the loose ball and fires a tame shot straight at Robinson.

  • 88'

    There is some heroic defending from the England side at the moment; players are throwing themselves at shots and crosses as they try to hold on.

  • 88'

    CLOSE! Ronaldo's cross is inches away from the head of the unmarked Postiga.

  • 87'

    England are working so very hard to try and cut down all the space; Hargreaves in particular has worked his little socks off.

  • 86'

    PORTUGAL SUB: Postiga replaces Figo; not a popular decision with the fans as the veteran is replaced.

  • 85'

    RUBBISH! Maniche curls another shot from distance over the bar. He doesn't look happy with himself.

  • 84'

    Crouch is doing a good job up front on his own; he is incredibly isolated, but is making Portugal work and trying to hold up the ball for his team-mates.

  • 83'

    GREAT CHANCE! Lampard's fierce free-kick is palmed away by Ricardo; the ball falls to Lennon, but the youngster doesn't strike his shot well and Ricardo recovers to save.

  • 82'

    Lennon goes down under a challenge from Maniche; free-kick to England, 30 yards out, dead-centre. Lampard and Gerrard stands over the ball as the Portugal defensive wall arranges itself...

  • 81'

    FIERCE SHOT! Viana fires in a well-struck low shot; Robinson sees it late, but claims low down.

  • 80'

    Viana seems to have taken a finger to his eye; he collapses to the ground and demands treatment, but the referee doesn't stop play.

  • 79'

    GREAT TACKLE! Ferdinand flies in to a well-timed challenge inside the area to block Valente's shot from six yards.

  • 79'

    GOOD SAVE! Figo clips a cross-shot goalwards, but Robinson claws away.

  • 78'

    Portugal aren't coping with this situation particularly well; they have a man advantage, it is really hot and humid, but they aren't working England at all.

  • 77'

    NOT FROM THERE, SON! Maniche ends a spell of possession as he drives a poor shot over the crossbar from 30 yards.

  • 76'

    Ronaldo is playing at centre-forward at the moment, as, very strangely, Portugal haven't got any forwards on the field.

  • 75'

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    Portugal to win, with bet365  

  • 75'

    PORTUGAL SUB: Tiago is replaced by Viana.

  • 74'

    NO, NO, NO! Gerrard finds some space down the left; he tries to pick out the only other England player in the penalty area, but woefully over-hits his cross.

  • 73'

    England win a throw, down near the corner flag; Neville hurls the ball in to the middle, but Crouch can't get on the end of it.

  • 72'

    GREAT DEFENDING! Neville does superbly well to get across his man and clear a dangerous cross from the right.

  • 71'

    Despite being a man down, England are playing well here; they have lifted their game and lifted the tempo and have got Portugal under a little pressure.

  • 70'

    UNLUCKY! Hargreaves does brilliantly to get around the back of the Portugal defence, but his cross is too high for Crouch.

  • 70'

    Ronaldo squeals like a girl as he throws himself to the ground under a challenge from Cole. He is such a frustrating character.

  • 69'

    Portugal win a corner as Simao teases Neville; the corner is half-cleared back to Figo, but he blasts a shot over from a tight angle.

  • 68'

    I wonder how England will react to going down to ten men; will they retreat in to their shell and play for extra-time and penalties?

  • 67'

    DECENT START! Crouch's first contribution is to head over Neville's long throw; it was a tough chance, he was under a lot of pressure.

  • 66'

    ENGLAND SUB: Crouch comes on to replace Joe Cole; England have to bring on another striker, to give them some sort of focal point up front.

  • 65'

    Cole is brought down by Meira out on the left touchline.

  • 64'

    What an amazing couple of minutes; England are down to ten men after the referee ruled Rooney trod on Carvalho.

  • 63'

    PORTUGAL SUB: Simao is brought on to replace Pauleta.

  • 62'

    OFF! Rooney is sent off! He clashes with Carvalho as they tussle for the ball. Replays show that Rooney might have stood on the Portuguese man as he tried to stand up.

  • 62'

    The game is just opening up a little now; both sides are finding a little more space than there was in the first period.

  • 61'

    Cole rolls a pass in to the path of Rooney on the edge of the area, but he is tackled as he tries to beat his man.

  • 60'

    England to win, with bet365  
    Portugal to win, with bet365  

  • 60'

    GREAT CHANCE! Lennon beats three men as he cuts in from the right; he prods the ball across to Cole, but he can only slide his shot over the bar from eight yards.

  • 59'

    The momentum just seems to be with England at the moment; they are penning the Portugese in to their own half.

  • 58'

    Maniche goes down holding his face after a challenge with Hargreaves; replays show it was a blatant dive by the Portugal midfielder.

  • 57'

    ...Ricardo comes through a crowd and collects well under pressure.

  • 57'

    England win a corner as Gerrard tries to get around Miguel on the outside. Gerrard again stands over the set-piece...

  • 56'

    Lennon has great pace and skill down the right flank; if England can get the ball to him, the youngster could be a real threat.

  • 55'

    Ronaldo is furious when a throw-in decision goes against him; he throws his arms up in the air and screws up his forehead. Quite the hissy-fit.

  • 54'

    Beckham looks to be in tears on the England bench as he holds his ankle; it doesn't look good for the England captain.

  • 53'

    CHANCE! Gerrard picks out Lampard at the back post, but the midfielder stubs his first-time shot in to the ground and over the bar.

  • 53'

    England win a corner; Gerrard trots over to take it as Ferdinand and Terry go forward...

  • 52'

    Beckham passes the captain's armband to Neville as he is replaced by Lennon.

  • 51'

    ENGLAND SUB: Beckham is replaced by Lennon; the England captain seems to have picked up an ankle injury, and is replaced by the young spritely Lennon.

  • 50'

    NICE TURN, UNLUCKY! Tiago spins his marker on the edge of the area before trying to feed a pass in to Pauleta, but Robinson collects.

  • 49'

    Ronaldo throws himself to the ground after passing Neville; he looks to the referee for a free-kick, but the official isn't impressed.

  • 48'

    If England don't manage to make the breakthrough, I don't think it will be too long before we see the introduction of Peter Crouch.

  • 47'

    England need to keep getting players up to support Rooney if they are to make this breakthrough; Lampard and Gerrard have to push on a little further.

  • 46'

    The England fans are greeting the start of the second half with a rendition of "God Save the Queen."

  • 45'

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    Portugal to win, with bet365  

  • 45'

    Portugal kick off the second half. No changes at the break.

  • 46'

    HALF-TIME: Tense, entertaining half; both sides had chances and spells of pressure, but were unable to force the breakthrough.

  • 45'

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    Portugal to win, with bet365  

  • 45'

    LAMPARD! Lampard benefits from good play by Cole as he finds the space for a shot; he takes his time and drives in a low effort, but Ricardo saves.

  • 44'

    POOR! Beckham tries to flip the ball over the wall as he shoots goalwards, but the Portugal defence do their job and block the effort.

  • 44'

    Beckham stands over the set-piece...

  • 44'

    POOR DELIVERY! Beckham's corner is cleared at the near post; the loose ball falls to Cole, and he is brought down by Petit on the very edge of the area. Petit is booked for the challenge, and England have a great shooting chance here...

  • 43'

    Hargreaves wins his side's first corner as he gets down the left. Beckham stands over the corner...

  • 42'

    Figo and Maniche have had good halves for Portugal; they are dominant in the midfield and look really comfortable on the ball.

  • 41'

    ASLEEP! Figo takes a short corner to Petit, who clips a dangerous cross in to the middle; Tiago climbs a heads goalwards, but Robinson paws away.

  • 40'

    Portugal win a corner when Figo's shot is deflected behind by Lampard; it's the first corner of the game...

  • 39'

    ALMOST! Nice crisp passing from England as they break through the middle; Lampard tries to flick a first-time volleyed pass through to Rooney, but Meira intercepts.

  • 38'

    OOH! Figo cuts in from the left and attempts to curl a shot in to the top corner; Robinson looks concerned, but the ball drifts a yard or so wide.

  • 37'

    It has been a good first half; both sides have had spells where they have really threatened their opponents' goals.

  • 36'

    England's build-up seems a little laboured at times, but at least they are attempting to keep possession.

  • 35'

    Rooney still looks a little isolated up front; he is trying his best to hold the ball up, but is up against two good, strong centre-backs.

  • 34'

    Ferdinand's pass over the top of the defence towards Gerrard is over-hit; Ricardo collects comfortably.

  • 32'

    Hargreaves has started well in his holding midfield role; he has made a few important challenges in his own half, and is working very hard.

  • 31'

    England have two other players on yellow cards, Paul Robinson and Jamie Carragher; the duo can't afford another yellow if they are to avoid being suspended for a potential semi-final. Portugal have Petit, Maniche, Nuno Valente, Ricardo and Luis Figo all walking the disciplinary tight-rope.

  • 30'

    England to win, with bet365  
    Portugal to win, with bet365  

  • 30'

    Terry is booked for the challenge as he gets to his feet. That's bad news for Terry; he will miss the semi-final, should England get there.

  • 29'

    Terry and Tiago clash heads as they climb to compete for a high ball. The England man seems to come off worse; he needs treatment from the physio.

  • 28'

    GOOD BLOCK! Ronaldo cuts in from the left wing and tries to fire in a shot on goal, but Ferdinand blocks on the edge of the six-yard box.

  • 28'

    16 years ago this very day, England overcame Cameroon 3-2 in their only other World Cup quarter-final victory on foreign soil, at Italia 90. Is that a good omen? They have made a bright start.

  • 27'

    Gerrard's cross-field pass to Cole out on the left wing is just over-hit. Good idea, though.

  • 26'

    Rooney's crunching tackle on Miguel seems to rattle the Portugal full-back; he doesn't look happy at the moment.

  • 25'

    England are again very patient in their build-up; it seems to be a marked decision to try and keep better possession.

  • 24'

    Rooney gets animated about something as he bravely heads the ball off the boot of Miguel on the touchline.

  • 23'

    Figo is sporting a hair band to keep his magnificent jet-black locks off his chissled features. He looks mean, moody and absolutely magnificent.

  • 22'

    GOOD TACKLE! Gerrard tracks Ronaldo's burst down the left and slides the ball off the winger's foot with a lunging tackle.

  • 22'

    England have started really well; they are starting to look really dangerous going forward.

  • 21'

    INCHES! Lampard is just inches from turning Gerrard's brilliant cross past Ricardo.

  • 20'

    Cole is penalised for climbing on Miguel as the two challenged for a bouncing ball on the edge of the penalty area.

  • 19'

    WASTED! Ronaldo has the chance to run at Neville; he cuts in from the left wing, before checking on to his left foot and firing a shot over the crossbar.

  • 18'

    NICE MOVE! Some nice link-up passing around the edge of the area gets Lampard to the by-line again, but Meira clears his low cross.

  • 17'

    GOOD CHANCE! Lampard gets to the by-line and cuts a pass back to the edge of the six-yard box, but no England player is alive to the chance and Carvalho clears.

  • 17'

    England are slowing down the tempo with a spell of possession in their own half, knocking the ball around patiently between the defenders.

  • 16'

    Phil Scolari holds the record for coaching the most number of consecutive wins at the World Cup; he is looking to extend that mark to 12 this afternoon in Gelsenkirchen.

  • 15'

    England to win, with bet365  
    Portugal to win, with bet365  

  • 15'

    The referee appears unhappy at something Scolari has done; the official goes across to the touchline to have a word with the Portugal coach.

  • 14'

    England are putting themselves under pressure by giving away needless free-kicks; they need to calm down a little, take a breather.

  • 13'

    MISSED CHANCE, BRAVE SAVE! England have a real let-off when Figo's free-kick falls at the feet of Thiago just six yards out, but the Lyon midfielder can't react quickly enough and Robinson dives on the ball.

  • 13'

    Portugal are have a good spell in the England half, and they have them under a little pressure.

  • 12'

    The England fans far out-number the Portuguese fans inside the stadium, and they are making a magnificent din in an effort to spur on their side.

  • 11'

    Hargreaves chops down Ronaldo from behind; he is warned by the referee, who probably considered bringing out his cards for that challenge.

  • 10'

    COMFORTABLE SAVE! Terry's slack pass puts England in a little trouble; Ronaldo picks up the loose ball and drives in a shot, but Robinson gets down quickly to save.

  • 9'

    GOOD EFFORT! Rooney holds up a pass from Gerrard before spinning and firing in a first-time shot which Ricardo holds well.

  • 8'

    England have made a bright start; they are getting plenty of players forward to support Rooney, and are getting in behind the Portuguese full-backs.

  • 8'

    England also had their injury doubts, with Lampard and Neville slight doubts; both have recovered and take their place in the starting line-up.

  • 7'

    ...Beckham sends a good free-kick in to the middle, but Ricardo comes through a crowd to punch clear.

  • 6'

    Cole is fouled by Petit as he cuts inside from the left wing. Beckham stands over the set-piece as Terry adn Ferdinand trot forward from the back...

  • 6'

    Ronaldo was a big doubt to make the starting line-up this afternoon after picking up a thigh injury in the last-16 clash against Holland earlier in the week. The young winger also missed Portugal's training session on Friday, but has recovered sufficiently to start.

  • 5'

    ALMOST! Maniche sends a cross-field ball for Ronaldo to chase, but Robinson comes to the edge of his area to collect.

  • 4'

    Portugal are being very patient and studied in their build-up; they are keeping the ball well in midfield, moving England around.

  • 4'

    Ronaldo runs in to Neville and gets his side a free-kick.

  • 3'

    There are a few club clashes on the pitch this afternoon; John Terry, Frank Lampard and Joe Cole come up against Chelsea team-mate Ricardo Carvalho, while Manchester United's Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney face Cristiano Ronaldo

  • 2'

    BLOCKED! Rooney capitalises on a mistake by Carvalho, but his shot from a tight angle on the edge of the box is blocked.

  • 1'

    The roof has been closed at the AufSchalke Arena, apparently because it causes distracting shadows. But stadium officials insist that this will actually make it cooler down on the pitch, because the the roof is a Teflon-coated and allows air to circulate.


    England kick off.


    The England team roar out "God Save the Queen". It brings tears to my eyes. The Portuguese anthem is sang with equal gusto as the team stand, arms around each others shoulders, in a beautiful display of solidarity.


    Before the national anthems, the two team captains will read out a FIFA declaration against racism in football.


    The players are emerging from the tunnel, to a magnificent roar.


    Sven and Big Phil will be going through their final speeches to the players; we're just a few minutes from kick-off.


    Hello, readers; welcome to our coverage of England's quarter-final against Portugal. It's a big game; you should be excited. My name is Alex, and I'm your guide through this match.

Goal Shot Video
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • England

  • 13(7)

  • -

  • 18

  • 49%


  • Portugal

  • 26(15)

  • -

  • 10


POS No Name


1 Ricardo


5 Fernando Meira


13 Miguel


14 Nuno Valente


16 Ricardo Carvalho


7 Luis Figo
23 Hélder Postiga


8 Petit


18 Maniche


19 Tiago
10 Hugo Viana


9 Pedro Miguel Pauleta
11 Simão


17 Cristiano Ronaldo
POS No Name
G 22 Jorge Paulo Santos
G 12 Quim
D 2 Paulo Ferreira
D 3 Caneira
D 4 Ricardo Costa
M 10 Hugo Viana
F 11 Simão
F 15 Luis Boa Morte
F 21 Nuno Gomes
F 23 Hélder Postiga

Match Stats

  • England
  • Portugal
13(7) Shots (on goal) 26(15)
18 Fouls 10
6 Corner kicks 4
0 Offsides 3
49% Time of Possession 51%
2 Yellow Cards 2
1 Red Cards 0
12 Saves 9

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