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Saturday, 1 July 2006

National Anthem - Portugal

Portugal is in fact one of the UK's (or more specifically England's, long before the UK existed) oldest and closest allies and there have always been friendly relations between the two countries. Today, however, England and Portugal played each other in the Football World Cup in Germany and Portugal triumphed in the 'extra time' penalty shoot-out, so England are out of the competition. Most of Portugal and parts of present-day Spain were included in the ancient Roman province of Lusitania, a name which even in modern times has been associated with Portugal. Here is the national anthem of Portugal:

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