“They’re French twins ‘crossed'”

Fábio Magalhães, who turned 35 in March and have become essentially the most capped Portuguese participant of all time on the World Cup, informed O JOGO that he desires 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 am unable to say that it was damaging, as a result of we performed some excellent video games and wherein we demonstrated our worth, however there’s positively a bitter feeling, as a result of, on the entrance to the primary spherical, we had the whole lot in hand to qualify. And a draw with Brazil, not the whole lot, however lots to lose. It wasn’t all as a result of we may beat Sweden, nevertheless it acquired worse.

There was a sense that Portugal performed Brazil slowly, which may have yielded extra…
– It was actually our fault, we must always have performed higher, quicker. Now it is arduous to justify and I can solely communicate 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 vary cities the day earlier than. But we must always have performed higher.

Along with Sweden, the nationwide staff performed a lot better than Brazil. Which model is closest to actuality?
-We need to discover a center floor, obtain stability, reasonably than what we did with Sweden and Hungary. That is the one manner we are able to take one other leap and go additional within the subsequent competitions.

Do you imagine the nationwide staff nonetheless has the potential to make that leap?
-We have a really younger staff, 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 staff and within the golf equipment, Portuguese handball is able to take one other leap, leveling up.

He talked a couple of very younger nationwide staff, with new gamers and Fabio is 34 years outdated.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 numerous younger individuals to assist, however I’m not seeking to withdraw. I’ll all the time be prepared to assist the nationwide staff so long as the coach desires.

How do you’re feeling bodily?
-Maybe it is going to take me longer to get well, that is regular. But, as I care for 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 right, nothing to say. The query is: How did it go in VAR after the sport was over? VAR is a device when doubtful. In handball, as in soccer, you do not name VAR to go. I’ve by no means seen it”, defined Fabio concerning 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 properly – or possibly, so badly… – that they did not should be dropped. This is unimaginable. We have no less than two poorly marked ones and Lionel’s actually ridiculous”, he defended.


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