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Wednesday, 18 February 2004
Jogo De Preparação Para o UEFA Euro 2004
Estádio Algarve Inauguration Match

Portugal 1 England 1 [0-0]

Estádio Algarve, Caliços, Almancil (Parque des Cidades)
Attendance: 27,000; Kick-off: 9:21pm WET & GMT;
Live on Sky Sports (UK) - Commentator: Martin Tyler

England - Miguel (own goal that he bundled in following a Beckham free-kick 47)
Portugal - Pauleta (twenty-four yard free-kick 70).
Match Summary
Portugal Squad

England Squad
Results 2000-2005 Portugal - Petit (64)

Portugal kicked-off. 96 minutes (46 & 50).


Match Summary

Officials from Hungary




Referee (black) - Viktor Kassai
28 (10 September 1975), Tatabanya, FIFA-listed 2003

Assistant Referees - Gábor Erós, 32 (5 September 1971) and Attila Keleman, 32 (30 January 1972)

Fourth official - Duarte Nuno Pereira Gomes, 31 (16 January 1973), Lisboa, FIFA-listed 2002.

Eusébio makes a special presentation to Figo, for making his hundredth appearance for Portugal.

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Portugal Team



FIFA (18th Feb 2004) 17th
EFO ranking Group 6

ELO rating 9th
Colours: Made by Nike - Red crew necked jerseys with yellow piping and green cuffs/collar, green shorts with red side panel, red socks with green hoop.
Capt: Figo, for first half.
Fernando Couto, second half.
Manager: Luiz Filipe Scolari, 55 (9 November 1948 in Brazil), appointed 11 January 2003.
13th match, W 7 - D 5 - L 1 - F 25 - A 11.
Portugal Lineup
1 Soares Pereira, Ricardo A.M. 28 11 February 1976 G

Sporting Clube de Portugal

24 0
2 Rebocho Ferreira, Paulo R., off 46th min. 25 18 January 1979 RB FC Porto 9 0
3 Macedo de Oliveiro, Rui Jorge S.D., off 46th min. 30 27 March 1973 LB Sporting Clube de Portugal 40 0
4 Gomes de Andrade, Jorge M.A., off 75th min. 25 9 April 1978 CD RC Deportivo La Coruña, Spain 18 2
5 Silva Couto, Fernando M., off 83rd min. 34 2 August 1969 CD SS Lazio, Italy 103 7
6 Costinha, off 46th min. 29 1 December 1974 DM FC Porto 21 2
7 Caeiro Figo, L.F.M., off 65th min. 31 4 November 1972 RM Real Madrid CF, Spain 100 30
8 Petit, off 83rd min. 27 25 September 1976 DM
Sport Lisboa e Benfica
64th minute for persistent infringement, and finally, a foul on Michael Owen.
9 Pauleta, off 78th min. 30 28 April 1973 F Paris Saint-Germain, France 54 28
10 César Costa, Rui M., off 61st min. 31 29 March 1972 AM AC Milan, Italy 86 23
11 Fonseco Sabrosa, Simão P., off 46th min. 24 31 October 1979 LM Sport Lisboa e Benfica 24 4
Portugal Substitutes
13 Monteiro, L. Miguel B.G., on 46th min. for Paulo Ferreira 24
4 January 1980
Sport Lisboa e Benfica
the 38th own goal scored for England
15 da Silva Valente, Nuno J.P., on 46th min. for Rui Jorge 29 12 September 1974 D FC Porto 8 0
17 Santos dos Aveiro, C. Ronaldo, on 46th min. for Simão 19 5 February 1985 F Manchester United FC, England 3 0
20 Deco, on 46th min. for Costinha 26 27 August 1977
born in Brazil
M FC Porto 10 1
scoreline: Portugal 0 England 1
16 Cardoso Mendes, Tiago, on 61st min for Rui Costa 22 2  May 1981 M Sport Lisboa e Benfica 6 0
21 Boa Morte Pereira, Luís, on 65th min for Figo 26 4 August 1977 F Fulham FC, England 13 1
scoreline: Portugal 1 England 1
14 Silveira de Carvalho, Ricardo A., on 75th min for Andrade 25 18 May 1978 D FC Porto 2 0
19 Pereira de Almeida, Hugo M., on 78th min for Pauleta 19 23 May 1984 F União Desportiva de Leiria, on loan from FC Porto 1 0
18 Gomes Viana, Hugo M.F., on 83rd min for Petit 21 15 January 1983 M Newcastle United FC, England 11 0
22 Beto, on 83rd min for Couto 27 3 May 1976 D Sporting Clube de Portugal 28 2
result: Portugal 1 England 1
unused substitutes: 12-Quim.
team notes: Figo is the second player to earn his hundredth cap against England, following Joachim Streich in 1984.
Miguel is the first substitute to score an own goal against England.
Coach Scolari had managed Brazil in the 2002 World Cup Finals against England.
Pauleta's equalizing free-kick is the 23rd direct free-kick conceded by England.
4-2-3-1 Ricardo -
Paulo Ferreira, Fernando Couto
(Beto), Andrade (Ricardo Carvalho), Rui Jorge (Valente) -
(Deco), Petit (Viana) -
(Boa Morte), Rui Costa (Tiago), Simão (Ronaldo) -

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 28.6 Appearances/Goals 45.1 8.7


England Team



FIFA (18th February 2004) 7th
EFO ranking Group 3

ELO rating 7th
Colours: The 2003 home uniform - White collared shadow hooped jerseys with white collar/cuffs trimmed with navy, red v-neck/panel thinning down sleeves, navy shorts with red thinning side panel, white socks with navy hoop.
Capt: David Beckham, 30th captaincy. Head Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson, 56 (5 February 1948), appointed 30 October 2000, took post 12 January 2001, 
35th match, W 19 - D 11 - L 5 - F 65 - A 33.
England Lineup
1 James, David B. 33 1 August 1970 G

Manchester City FC

22 15 ᵍᵃ
2 Neville, Philip J., off 46th min. 27 21 January 1977 RB Manchester United FC 45 0
3 Cole, Ashley, off 17th min. 23 20 December 1980 LB Arsenal FC 24 0
4 Butt, Nicholas, off 86th min. 29 21 January 1975 CM Manchester United FC 32 0
5 King, Ledley B. 23 12 October 1980 CD Tottenham Hotspur FC 3 0
6 Southgate, Gareth 33 3 September 1970 CD Middlesbrough FC 56 2
7 Beckham, David R.J., off 86th min. 28 2 May 1975 RM Real Madrid CF, Spain 66 13
8 Scholes, Paul, off 46th min. 29 16 November 1974 CM Manchester United FC 60 13
9 Rooney, Wayne M., off 71st min. 18 24 October 1985 F Everton FC 10 3
10 Owen, Michael J., off 71st min. 24 14 December 1979 F Liverpool FC 54 24
11 Lampard, Frank J., off 46th min. 25 20 June 1978 LM Chelsea FC 17 1
England Substitutes
14 Bridge, Wayne M., on 17th min. for A.Cole, off 86th min. 23 5 August 1980 RB Chelsea FC 16 0
12 Mills, Daniel J., on 46th min for Neville 26 18 May 1977 LB Middlesbrough FC, on loan from Leeds United AFC 19 0
18 Dyer, Kieron C., on 46th min for Scholes 25 29 December 1978 M Newcastle United FC 20 0
17 Cole, Joseph J., on 46th min for Lampard 22 8 November 1981 M Chelsea FC 14 2
scoreline: Portugal 1 England 1
19 Smith, Alan, on 71st min for Owen 23 28 October 1980 F Leeds United AFC 7 1
20 Heskey, Emile I.W., on 71st min for Rooney 26 11 January 1978 F/M Liverpool FC 39 5
15 Carragher, James L.D., on 86th min for Bridge 26 28 January 1978 M Liverpool FC 10 0
21 Jenas, Jermaine A., on 86th min for Beckham 21 18 February 1983 M Newcastle United FC 5 0
16 Hargreaves, Owen L., on 86th min for Butt 23 20 January 1981
born in Canada
M FC Bayern München, Germany 16 0
result: Portugal 1 England 1
unused substitutes: 13-Paul Robinson, 22-Chris Kirkland.
team notes: Pauleta's equalizing free-kick is the third direct free-kick conceded by David James.


James -
(Mills), Southgate, King, A.Cole (Bridge (Carragher)) -
(Jenas), Butt (Hargreaves), Scholes (Dyer), Lampard (J.Cole) -
(Heskey), Owen (Smith)

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 26.5 Appearances/Goals 35.4 5.1


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

England launched their preparations for Euro 2004 with a hard-fought draw against hosts Portugal as Luiz Felipe Scolari's men were forced to come from behind in Faro.  Defender Ledley King, making his first senior start for his country, helped put the visitors ahead two minutes after half-time when a David Beckham free-kick [was bundled in by Miguel, pressured by King] past goalkeeper Ricardo.

But the home side, who, like England, have high hopes of European Championship glory in the summer, hit back 20 minutes from time when striker Pauleta curled an unstoppable free-kick past David James.  In a game of few chances, the result was just about right, although it will perhaps be England coach Sven-Göran Eriksson who will be more satisfied after avoiding successive defeats for the first time in his reign despite seeing his squad disrupted by injury and non-availability.

Portugal, celebrating Figo's 100th cap and a big night at the new Estádio Algarve, started with the kind of swagger which has characterised their golden generation to put England under pressure from the off.  Rui Costa reveled in the space afforded him behind lone frontman Pauleta in the now traditional 4-2-3-1 formation as Figo and the pacy Sabrosa Simão provided the width and most of the threat.  For almost half an hour, an England back four which lined up with perhaps only one of the men who will be in the starting line-up for the Euro 2004 opener against France, Ashley Cole, found the going tough with Cole and right-back Phil Neville struggling to get to grips with Figo and Simão.

It was Cole's fifth-minute error which led to the home side's first chance when his weak clearing header fell to Figo, who drove in a first-time volley which David James did well to turn away.  The Arsenal full-back's evening ended after just 18 minutes when he limped off to be replaced by Wayne Bridge, but as he made way, a recovery was already underway.  Much of the focus before kick-off had surrounded King's inclusion in central defence amid an injury and suspension crisis, but he certainly did not look out of place as, aided by the experienced Gareth Southgate, he grew in stature from the moment he dispossessed Pauleta as he attempted to collect Figo's seventh-minute cross.  However, the Real Madrid superstar came within inches of opening the scoring on 23 minutes after Southgate was harshly penalised for a foul on Simão 20 yards out, his free-kick curling just wide with James beaten.

Eriksson's side had hardly ventured out of their own half to that point despite the probing's of Frank Lampard down the left and skipper David Beckham had seen precious little of the ball on the opposite flank, but as the half wore on, they started to enjoy some success.  Wayne Rooney might have done better to capitalise on Fernando Couto's 28th-minute slip, but he miscontrolled and the chance went begging, and Michael Owen lifted an acrobatic volley high over seconds later after exchanging passes with Paul Scholes.  Owen failed to get in a meaningful shot under pressure from Petit after collecting Beckham's pass nine minutes before the break and Rooney was marginally offside as he ran beyond last man Costinha on to Lampard's 44th-minute pass, but England were improving.

Eriksson made three changes at the break as Danny Mills, Kieron Dyer and Joe Cole replaced Neville, Scholes and Lampard, but it was one of Portugal's host of substitutes who found himself in the thick of the action within two minutes of the restart.  Miguel, a replacement for Paul Ferreira, made a mess of cutting out Beckham's deep free-kick to open the scoring, although it was thought that the last touch came from King's knee.  James almost gifted the home side an equaliser within two minutes when he fumbled a high ball and needed Southgate's help to spare his blushes, but Bridge might have made it 2-0 on 54 minutes after turning smartly on Cole's pass and shooting across the face of goal.

Rui Costa's influence having waned, he was replaced by Tiago on 61 minutes with Scolari's side needing fresh inspiration, although Figo, who was shortly to make way for Luis Boa Morte, was guilty of wasting a good opportunity two minutes later when he delivered a cross behind Pauleta after being set away by Manchester United midfielder Cristiano Ronaldo.  However, the Portuguese were back on level terms with 20 minutes remaining when, after Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai had awarded them a free-kick 20 yards out, Pauleta curled a superb free-kick past James and into the top corner.  Dyer handed Cole the opportunity to make a name for himself 11 minutes from time when he squared for him to shoot, but Ricardo saved with his legs. 

The game became increasingly disjointed as the wave of substitutions - Portugal changed their entire outfield starting line-up - continued, and apart from a late effort by Deco, which flew wide, there was little to trouble either keeper as the clock ran down. - BBC Sport

Source Notes

  • BBC Sport
    Afonso de Melo, press officer for the Portuguese A National Team