Friday, July 2, 2010

Portugal's World Cup Ride Comes to an End

On Tuesday, June 29, Portugal was defeated by Spain 1-0, ending an exciting three week World Cup journey. Portugal was in Group G, "The Group of Death", which included Ivory Coast, North Korea and Brazil. Throughout the last week, Portugal played against the number one team in the world, Brazil and the number two team in the world, Spain.

I believe our players represented Portugal with dignity, honor and pride. Although we are sad and disappointed and certainly not satisfied to have to leave South Africa at this stage of the competition, we do come home with our heads held high.

It was an absolute fantastic experience. I want to share my gratitude for all your kind comments and support throughout my world cup experience. I never say good-bye, instead see you soon my friends.

Now, I am anxious to return to the US and see my family and friends and to share my unique experiences as an American born coach participating in the 2010 South Africa World Cup with the Portugal National Team. It was a great opportunity for me to learn and grow as a professional coach as well as have the opportunity to make contributions at the highest levels.

Should you have any questions or comments, I can be reached by the following contacts; or on Facebook, Dan Gaspar or by phone, 1-860-805-4392.

Continue to Live the World Cup,
Dan Gaspar