So, after reaching the semi-finals for the second time in 40 years, Portugal is once again out of the World Cup at this stage. In 1966 it was England, now it was France that ended the Portuguese dream of winning the world's most important football tournament. Scolari is to blame for having Pauleta on for most of the game (when was the last time he scored? he is a shadow of his former self...) and both Deco and Figo were extremely disappointing. Cristiano Ronaldo carried the match on his shoulders for Portugal. Twinkle-toes, as he is known around here, does deserve a lot of praise for carrying on as brilliantly as he did in spite of the public's hostile reaction every time he had possession of the ball.
The penalty that led to Zidane's goal was pure bad luck for Portugal.
Anyway, it's only a game. Better luck next time.