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Monday, 02 April 2012 11:40

Why the Liga’s best player will not be in Portugal squad at Euro 2012

The odd case of Hugo Viana

Hugo VianaLately numerous opinion makers have been discussing how ludicrous it is that Hugo Viana will not start at next summer’s Euro 2012. Indeed it looks unlikely he will even be called up to Portugal’s squad for the tournament. The Braga midfielder has been quite possibly the best player in the league this season, so the question of his absence has to be posed.
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Saturday, 17 March 2012 16:53

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Euro 2012: Excitement builds ahead of Portugal v Netherlands

John van den Brom looks ahead... and looks back at that match

JVDBWhile domestic leagues rage across the European continent – and elsewhere – ahead of an end-of-season denouement, it is worth noting even at this early juncture that the European Championship, EURO 2012, is just around the corner.

Of the 16 teams set to battle for what is generally accepted to be the 2nd most prestigious accolade in international football (many would argue that it may/could/should be the zenith, but that’s an argument for another time) the group stages – four by four – have thrown up a tantalising tie: Portugal versus Netherlands.
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