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A Measure Of Just How Terrible That Croatia Vs Portugal Game Was

A Measure Of Just How Terrible That Croatia Vs Portugal Game Was
By PJ Browne
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After sitting through 120 minutes of shambolically terrible football, the least viewers deserved was the spectacle of penalties.

We did not even get that. Ricardo Quaresma's 116th minute tap-in gave Portugal a 1-0 win and denied us spot kicks.

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In terms of dullness, it even outstripped the five o'clock kick-off between Northern Ireland and Wales, a game of just about bearable mundanity.

A measure of how excruciating a last-16 match it was between the fancied Croats and the underperforming Portuguese was that it set an unwanted record.

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Of course, you wait 116 minutes for a shot on target and then two arrive at virtually the same time.

On Dutch TV, they had an accurate depiction of fan reaction around Europe.

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