What They're Saying

"Strange ... not as good as they might have been.”

-- Portuguese midfielder Deco on coach Carlos Queiroz’s tactics and substitutions during Portugal's scoreless tie with Ivory Coast. The comments, ahead of Portugal's Sunday faceoff with Brazil, created the latest controversy in Quieroz's camp. Deco later said they were made in the heat of the moment and had not intended to question Queiroz’s leadership. (AP)

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