Previous
Dinamo Moscow
PSV Eindhoven
ESPN3 3:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Krasnodar
Everton
ESPN3 4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Feyenoord Rotterdam
Standard Liege
ESPN3 5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Rijeka
Sevilla FC
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
VfL Wolfsburg
Lille
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Slovan Bratislava
Napoli
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Sparta Prague
BSC Young Boys
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
AaB
Rio Ave
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Dynamo Kiev
Steaua Bucuresti
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Dinamo Minsk
Fiorentina
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Guingamp
PAOK Salonika
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
KSC Lokeren
Metalist Kharkiv
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Trabzonspor
Legia Warsaw
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
FC Zürich
Borussia Monchengladbach
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Villarreal
Apollon Limassol
ESPN3 7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
HJK Helsinki
Club Brugge
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Torino
FC Copenhagen
ESPN3 7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Asteras Tripoli
Partizan Belgrade
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Tottenham Hotspur
Besiktas
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Celtic
Dinamo Zagreb
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
FK Astra Giurgiu
SV Salzburg
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Estoril
Panathinaikos
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Internazionale
FK Qarabag
ESPN3 7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
St Etienne
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Philadelphia Union
Chicago Fire
ESPN2 12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Toluca
Guadalajara
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Douglas Haig
Argentinos Juniors
10:10 PM GMT
Game Details
Ferro Carril Oeste
San Martín de San Juan
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Palmeiras
Chapecoense AF
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Cienciano del Cusco
San Martin
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Sport Huancayo
Juan Aurich
6:15 PM GMT
Game Details
UTC
Melgar
8:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Alianza Lima
San Simón
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Rubio Ñú
12 de Octubre
9:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Cerro Porteño
Sol de América
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Bolívar
Universitario de Pando
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Nacional Potosí
Real Potosí
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Universitario de Sucre
Sport Boys Warnes
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Blooming
Wilstermann
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Deportes Quindío
Independiente Santa Fe
12:30 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Atlético Nacional
Deportes Tolima
12:45 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Next
 Posted by ESPN Staff
Jul 3, 2006

Portugal look to set record straight against France

MARIENFELD, Germany, (Reuters) -- Portugal are determined to beat France in its World Cup semifinal on Wednesday to avenge a defeat at the same stage of Euro 2000.

The match will be a repeat of a fiery encounter six years ago which the Portuguese lost 2-1 after Zinedine Zidane scored a controversial golden-goal penalty winner late in extra time.

"The rivalry is enormous, the 2000 game has stuck in our throats a bit," Portugal striker Helder Postiga told reporters on Monday recalling their European Championship defeat.

"The way we lost was frustrating. We started well and thought we would win. I hope the story is different this time."

The Euro 2000 semifinal ended in chaos and defender Abel Xavier was banned for nine months, reduced to six, as Portugal's players went crazy after the penalty was given for handball.

At the World Cup Portugal have already passed the original target set by coach Luiz Felipe Scolari who said before the tournament that he wanted to at least reach the quarterfinals.

The Portuguese went further by beating England on penalties on Saturday following a goalless draw to reach the last four.

"We knew we were good enough to get here and we've done it on our own merit," defender Miguel told reporters on Monday.

GREAT RESPECT

"We've great respect for France but, on Wednesday, we're going for a victory as usual."

"The campaign has been excellent and it has not finished yet. Our idea is to get to the final and then see what happens.

"It's a long time since Portugal have been in a situation like this," he added. "It's an important moment for us, for all the Portuguese and we don't want to let them or us down."

Portugal, beaten finalists in the 2004 European Championship which they hosted, have reached the last four for the first time since 1966, their best previous performance.

Miguel said the return of midfielder Deco, who was suspended for the England game, was a great boost.

"Deco's our magician, he's the player who can see a pass that other's don't see," he said.

But he added that the Portuguese were wary of the threat posed by French playmaker Zinedine Zidane.

"There's nobody who treats the ball like he does," said Miguel. "I hope he keeps a low profile."

He saw the French flanks as the weak point during their 1-0 quarterfinal win over Brazil.

"Brazil concentrated too much through the middle and should have played down the flanks," said Miguel. "The weak point is the fullbacks and that's what we can exploit."