Fiji Time: 10:14 PM on Saturday 25 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Portugal out

Afp
Saturday, June 28, 2014

BRASILIA - Cristiano Ronaldo has wasted a succession of glorious chances as Portugal bowed out of the World Cup despite beating Ghana 2-1 in Brasilia.

Portugal knew only a win combined with a defeat for Germany or the United States in the other Group G fixture, plus a significant swing in goal difference, would take them through to the last 16.

Germany won the group by beating the US, who also qualified on goal difference over Portugal.

Although Ronaldo netted his first goal of the tournament, the winner, it was his numerous misses that cost Portugal the sizeable victory they needed to make up for the 4-0 mauling they suffered by Germany in their first game.

Portugal had taken the lead through a John Boye own goal before Asamoah Gyan equalised for Ghana.

And Portugal's winner came in heartbreaking fashion for Ghana with 10 minutes to go after Dauda pathetically pawed at a dropping ball, giving it straight to Ronaldo to fire home low into the corner.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Siblings in shock
  2. Koroi ready to help Fijian scrum during Europe tour
  3. Farewell Duke
  4. In the dark
  5. Forum lifts Fiji ban
  6. Taskforce rakes in $500k in rent arrears
  7. Group of companies hold inaugural Pinktober celebrations
  8. Inglis salutes new Kangaroos X-factor
  9. Separating fact from myth
  10. Relief for farmers

Top Stories this Week

  1. Death shocks family Monday (20 Oct)
  2. Inside Fiji sevens Tuesday (21 Oct)
  3. Budget overspent Wednesday (22 Oct)
  4. Public access Tuesday (21 Oct)
  5. Kepa's not weak Friday (24 Oct)
  6. Full pay while on leave Friday (24 Oct)
  7. Forgery suspect still in remand Tuesday (21 Oct)
  8. $20m in excess Wednesday (22 Oct)
  9. Ryan's fight to help 7s Friday (24 Oct)
  10. $11.9m in arrears Wednesday (22 Oct)