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Matches

02/10/2008
3:2 (1:1)
  • PEDRO COSTA (1'14")
  • ARNALDO (21'29" 37'32")
  • Jose ROTELLA (7'24")
  • Rene VILLALBA (27'30")

Summary

Portugal edge out Paraguay
Portugal opened their Brazil 2008 campaign with a hard-fought win over Paraguay, edging the South Americans by the odd goal in five. More »

Line-up

1
1
2
3
4
5
9
9
10
10

Substitute(s)

12
12
14
13
5
2
6
4
7
6
8
7
11
8
13
14
3
11

Coaches

Orlando DUARTE (POR)
(PAR) Ruben SUBELDIA

Officials

Referee: DEL CID Carlos (GUA)Second referee: ALVAREZ Antonio (CUB)Third referee: PERALTA Elix (PAN)Timekeeper: MESEN Hector (CRC)

Statistics

36Shots20
10Corner kicks7
1Yellow cards2
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
50%Possession (%)50%
  • Paraguay's Luis Santander celebrates after his team scored against Portugal at the FIFA Futsal World Cup
  • Paraguay's coach Ruben Subeldia is seen prior to the match against Portugal at the FIFA Futsal World Cup
  • Paraguay's players rest at the bench during the match against Portugal at the FIFA Futsal
  • Portugal national team poses prior to the game against Paraguay at the FIFA Futsal World Cup
  • Portugal's coach Orlando Duarte gives instructions to his players during the match against Paraguay at the FIFA Futsal World Cup
  • Portugal's Israel celebrates
"We struggled a bit during the first period, but in the end we were able to demonstrate our superiority. Opening matches are always difficult because of the anxiety involved," Arnaldo, Portugal player.