Video- May 14, 2010 Portugal goalkeeper Eduardo talking to the media at the Portugal soccer team 2010 world cup training camp in Covilha. He was the first footballer to arrive! He looks relaxed and laughs constantly in this interview.
One of the 2 goalkeepers at the training camp. Daniel Fernandes arrived also.
What are your expectations for this Portugal training camp?
Eduardo: “The best ones. It’s very important for our preparation, to get to know our opponents and train in the best way.”
How does the team spirit compare to the one in the Euro2004 and 20o6 world cup?
Eduardo: “We all want to achieve our objectives. We want to train well here in Covilha and return the favor of receiving us here.”
Do you think the Portuguese people are behind the Portugal national team? [Really, harsh question for a player in the training camp, they’ve got to think positively.]
Eduardo: “Yes, I think so.”
Did you do anything different today?
Eduardo: “No, I was with my family getting their support. They’re the most important thing in my life.”
02:33 You were the first footballer to arrive. Were you anxious?
Eduardo: [laughs] “No. I’m used to being the first to arrive. No, not about superstitions.”
Did you see or read the criticisms about the Portugal call-up list? [How dare you!]
Eduardo: “That’s a question I’ll never answer. Foremost, I’m very happy to be here. The manager is the one responsible to take those decisions.”
Portugal soccer team 2010- May 16, 2010- While the soccer fans are celebrating today’s league champions, Inter in the Serie A and Barcelona in La Liga, 7 of the 24 called-up footballers of the Portugal soccer team are already in the training camp for the 2010 world cup.
Photos- Saturday, May 15, and Sunday, May 16, 2010- Portugal soccer team trained in front of fans in Covilha. The 7 footballers are:
and Portugal goalkeeper Daniel Fernandes.
The team’s new training suits are light blue, instead of the dark green of the last 2 years.
May 5, 2010- Carlos Queiroz names a “pre-call- up list” of the Portugal soccer team for the FIFA 2010 World Cup. 50 names in the list!
Nine players from Sporting CP. Six players from Benfica and five from FC Porto. The list includes rarely-used forward, Nuno Gomes. Lucky for the players NOT in this list, the FPF, Portuguese FA didn’t send the list to FIFA, so they still have a chance.
AND THE LIST IS, drumroll please ♫
Simão Sabrosa e Tiago;
Benfica: Carlos Martins, César Peixoto, Fábio Coentrão, Nuno Gomes, Quim e Ruben Amorim;
Chelsea FC: Deco, Hilário, Paulo Ferreira e Ricardo Carvalho;
FC Internazionale: Ricardo Quaresma;
FC Koln: Maniche e Petit;
FC Porto: Beto, Bruno Alves, Miguel Lopes, Raul Meireles e Rolando;
FC Zenit: Danny e Fernando Meira;
Iraklis FC: Daniel Fernandes;
Lille Olympique SC: Ricardo Costa;
Málaga CF: Duda;
Manchester United FC: Nani;
PAOK FC: Edinho e Vieirinha;
RC Deportivo: Zé Castro;
Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo e Pepe;
Real Valladolid: Pelé e Sereno;
Real Zaragoza: Eliseu;
SC Braga: Eduardo e Hugo Viana;
Sporting: Daniel Carriço, João Moutinho, João Pereira, Liedson, Miguel Veloso, Pedro Mendes, Rui Patrício, Tonel e Yannick;
Toulouse: Paulo Machado;
Valencia CF: Miguel;
Vitória SC: Nuno Assis;
Werder Bremen: Hugo Almeida.
What did you think of the list? Did your player make it?
The official 23-man list will be released at Covilha, Portugal on May 10, 2010.
Paulo Ferreira with the Premier League trophy and son. May be the last season for him at Chelsea, despite the contract. It’s Champions League time.