England's chances in the European Football Championship were diminished on Wednesday (19 November) after a 1-1 draw with Portugal in ???
TV England kick off playing from right to left, Portugal gains possession and attacks (2 shots)
SV Cameraman on sideline
GV Portugal scores first goal from free kick by Rodrigues and players embrace each other
GV Free kick to England; English forward breaks forward but fails to clear
SV Portugal's Vitor Batista passes to forward who shoots wide
SV Troops watching from sidelines
SV England attacks, Brooking shoots wide of goal
GV Free kick to England, Shan??? scores after deflection 1-1
Portugal kicks off in second half
SV Portuguese goalkeeper watches as Nene shoots weakly at goal (2 shots)
GV England mounts attack, Portugal kicks ball clear as referee brings game to end (2 shots)
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Background: England's chances in the European Football Championship were diminished on Wednesday (19 November) after a 1-1 draw with Portugal in ???
An equalising goal four minutes before halftime, at what should have been the ideal moment to mount a recovery, failed to inspire England to the victory they needed to retain a reasonable chance of reaching the last eight.
Now Czechoslovakia need only beat Cyprus by a single goal on Sunday (23 November) to go through from Group One. And Czechoslovakia, which has proved to be a professional and competent team, should have no problems in knocking England out of the series.
A crowd of 30,000 saw the home midfield trio of Octavio, Alves and Toni take a stylish grip on the game and if Nene's shooting had lived up to his reputation as Portugal's top scorer, England would have been beaten.
The Portuguese went ahead after 15 minutes when 32-year-old Rui Rodrigues hit a free kick from 30 yards (27??? metres) just inside the angle of post and bar. Four minutes before the break Mick Channon was fouled a few yards (metres) outside the box and drove the free kick, with the help of a deflection, past Damas for the equaliser.
In the second half, England tried desperately to string passes together but with the attacks becoming more intensive, Portugal's defence stood up coolly.
With 20 minutes left, England's manager Don Revie took off Malcom MacDonald and Paul Madeley. Their replacements, Dave Thomas and Allan Clarke, made no significant difference.
SYNOPSIS: In Lisbon on Wednesday, England, in white jerseys, kicked off in the match against Portugal for the European football Championship. Portugal was quick to gain possession and attack.
A crowd of 30,000 saw the home side score the first goal. Rui Rodrigues hit a free kick from 30 yards just inside the angle of post and bar.
A free kick to England. But a break in the forward failed to get clear.
Portugal's Vitor Batista gained possession and passed the ball to the forwards. But the shot went wide.
England attacked again -- Brooking took a shot at goal but again it went wide.
England's break finally came with Shannon scoring their first and only goal. The score, one all.