“They’re French twins ‘crossed'”

Fábio Magalhães, who turned 35 in March and have become probably the most capped Portuguese participant of all time on the World Cup, informed O JOGO that he needs to proceed.

Fábio Magalhães acknowledged Quinas’ personal errors and questioned how video evaluation was used.

How do you analyze Portugal’s presence on the World Cup?
-I can not say that it was adverse, as a result of we performed some superb video games and during which we demonstrated our worth, however there’s positively a bitter feeling, as a result of, on the entrance to the principle spherical, we had every part in hand to qualify. And a draw with Brazil, not every part, however loads to lose. It wasn’t all as a result of we might beat Sweden, however it obtained worse.

There was a sense that Portugal performed Brazil slowly, which might have yielded extra…
– It was actually our fault, we must always have performed higher, sooner. Now it is laborious to justify and I can solely converse for myself, however I do not perceive how, being first within the group, we have been the primary sport of the day. We nonetheless had 4 hours to journey to alter cities the day earlier than. But we must always have performed higher.

Along with Sweden, the nationwide crew performed significantly better than Brazil. Which model is closest to actuality?
-We should discover a center floor, obtain stability, moderately than what we did with Sweden and Hungary. That is the one method we will take one other leap and go additional within the subsequent competitions.

Do you consider the nationwide crew nonetheless has the potential to make that leap?
-We have a really younger crew, with new gamers, with nice potential and who can nonetheless be right here for a very long time. With the expertise they’re gaining within the nationwide crew and within the golf equipment, Portuguese handball is able to take one other leap, leveling up.

He talked a few very younger nationwide crew, with new gamers and Fabio is 34 years outdated. Are you saying you are going to retire?
-No. It’s not a part of my plans. I’m saying that we’ve got a number of younger folks to assist, however I’m not seeking to withdraw. I’ll all the time be prepared to assist the nationwide crew so long as the coach needs.

How do you’re feeling bodily?
-Maybe it’s going to take me longer to get better, that is regular. But, as I deal with myself, I handle to be like everybody else.

“In handball you do not name to go to VAR”
“They are the French twins “crossed”, shot Fabio Magalhès, the pair who refereed Portugal twice. “The evaluation of the play is appropriate, nothing to say. The query is: How did it go in VAR after the sport was over? VAR is a software when unsure. In handball, as in soccer, you do not name VAR to go. I’ve by no means seen it”, defined Fabio in regards to the finish of the assembly with Brazil. There was additionally controversy in entrance of Sweden. “At this stage of play, and at this depth, they defended so effectively – or perhaps, so badly… – that they did not should be dropped. This is unimaginable. We have at the very least two poorly marked ones and Lionel’s actually ridiculous”, he defended.


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