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Figo bows out
Oliver Kahn, Luis Figo
Oliver Kahn and Luis Figo both announced retirement
Portugal captain Luis Figo quit international football following his team's 3-1 defeat to Germany in Saturday's third-place play-off. Striker Pauleta also announced the end of his Portugal career. Figo, 33, revealed his decision to Portuguese television following the game in which he made a brief substitute appearance late on and set up his side's consolation goal for Nuno Gomes. [+]

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Scolari aims to make history

World Cup winner Luiz Felipe Scolari leads Portugal into the World Cup, but all eyes will be on Cristiano Rondaldo, writes Phil Holland[+]

Group D Tactics Board

Kevin Palmer predicts Big Phil's Portugal to storm a group in which Mexico have a reputation to protect. [+]

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July 16, 2006
Stamp on Carvalho was not deliberate, insists Rooney
England striker Wayne Rooney insists his stamp on Ricardo Carvalho during the World Cup quarter-final defeat to Portugal was not deliberate.
July 9, 2006
Scolari wants to stay with 'marvelous squad'
Portugal's Brazilian-born coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said on Sunday he wanted to stay in the job, Portuguese news agency Lusa reported.
Portugal wait on Scolari's decision
Portugal flew home on Sunday after the second-best World Cup in their history still waiting to discover if coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, who has given them a new cutting edge in the last 3-1/2 years, will carry on.
Figo and Pauleta bow out of internationals
Portugal captain Luis Figo quit international football following his team's 3-1 defeat to Germany in Saturday's third-place play-off.
July 8, 2006
Scolari in no rush to agree new deal
Luiz Felipe Scolari will be putting his 'personal satisfaction' over his wallet when negotiating a new contract with the Portuguese FA (FPF) after the World Cup tournament.
July 7, 2006
Scolari angry at treatment of Ronaldo
Luiz Felipe Scolari has defended Cristiano Ronaldo over Wayne Rooney4s sending off and the never-ending diving claims.
Scolari still in talks over Portugal future
Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari denied reports that he would quit after the World Cup, saying he was still discussing continuing.
July 6, 2006
Bitter Ronaldo slams referee's performance
A heartbroken Cristiano Ronaldo launched a stinging attack on referee Jorge Larrionda after Portugal crashed out of the World Cup semi-finals courtesy of a 1-0 defeat by France.
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