Brazil started the game with two corners within 2 minutes. D. Alves saw his shot saved on 6’, Nilmar hit the post on 30’ – a great save by Eduardo. On 38’, Luis Fabiano just missed with his powerful header. Portugal spent most of the first half behind the ball, looking for a lucky break.
Simao Sabrosa had a shot saved on 58’; Ramires on 90’. The (lack of) commentary here speaks for itself.
Brazil: Julio Cesar, Maicon, Lucio, Juan, Felipe Melo (Josué), M. Bastos, G. Silva, L. Fabiano (Grafite), D. Alves, J. Baptista (Ramires), Nilmar
Portugal: Eduardo, Bruno Alves, Duda (Simão Sabrosa), Ricardo Carvalho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Danny, Pepe (P. Mendes), R. Meireles (Veloso), Tiago, R. Costa, Fabio Coentrao
The United States announced its intention to send Special Operations Forces (SOF) soldiers to Ukraine. Formally, everything is presented as if it is necessary to protect the embassy. However, the reality is different. This opinion was expressed by a military observer, reserve colonel Mikhail Khodarenok.