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Portugal coach says U.S. too physically strong

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SUWON, South Korea, June 5 (Reuters) - Portugal coach Antonio Oliveira said the American players had overwhelmed his team physically during their shock 3-2 World Cup victory on Wednesday.

"We were aware of the problems their physical condition would cause us. They played very strongly and we have a lot of problems imposing our game.

"We didn't have much luck but that is no excuse. We tried everything to get at least a draw and it goes to show what I've always said - the World Cup is a very tough competition."

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