Scolari: Ireland challenge suits Portugal

February 8, 2005
Portugal coach Luis Felipe Scolari believes a physical Republic of Ireland pose the perfect challenge if his team are to reach the World Cup finals.

Tomorrow's clash between the sides at Lansdowne Road represents their first meeting since two 1-1 draws in qualification for the 2002 finals in Japan and South Korea.

Scolari knows what to expect from Brian Kerr's boys after watching Ireland hold world champions Brazil, the team he took to glory two and a half years ago, to a goalless ...

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