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.
PORTUGAL skipper Luis Figo has backed 'Big Phil' Scolari's men to end their World Cup goal-drought by hammering host nation Germany in Stuttgart in tomorrow's third-place play-off, writes JAMES SEABOURNE.
PORTUGAL coach 'Big Phil' Scolari is a man on a mission in Munich tonight, hell-bent on finally turning the tables on France and leading his adopted nation to their first ever World Cup final.
PORTUGAL midfielders Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Figo trained separately from the rest of the squad yesterday, raising doubts over whether they would be fit to face France in tonight's World Cup semi-final.
PORTUGAL have left their Marienfeld training base for the last time to head for Munich for their World Cup semi-final and full-back Miguel is confident that the team's next destination will be Berlin rather than Stuttgart.
PORTUGAL striker Helder Postiga has joined the chorus of voices calling for coach Luiz Felipe Scolari to remain in charge of the World Cup semi-finalists after the tournament is over.
CRISTIANO Ronaldo is adamant he did not try to get Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney sent off in Saturday's World Cup quarter-final, and insisted yesterday that he "felt sorry" for the England striker.
WITH a flurry of charismatic gestures and stirring words Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari demonstrated to England's FA just what they missed when they failed to land their No 1 target for the top job.
WE'VE now reached the business end of the competition and what a weekend of games lie in store.
CRISTIANO RONALDO'S chances of facing England in tomorrow's World Cup quarter-final looked to be fading after he missed another Portugal training session today.
SCOTTISH & Newcastle hailed the unique prospect of a two-sided gain from tomorrow's World Cup quarter-final between England and Portugal - as a leading drinks trade body said drinkers consumed an extra nine million pints during England's three group games.
PORTUGUESE playmaker Deco will miss his side's World Cup quarter-final against England in Gelsenkirchen on Saturday, FIFA last night confirmed.
PORTUGAL will definitely be without midfielder Deco when they face England in the World Cup quarter-final on Saturday after FIFA told them not to bother appealing against the red card he received against Holland.
LUIS FIGO will be available to face England on Saturday after FIFA ruled out disciplinary action against the Portugal forward for his headbutt on Holland's Mark van Bommel, writes MARTYN ZIEGLER.