Portugal's Quaresma and Lopes involved in training fight | inside World Soccer

Portugal winger Ricardo Quaresma and defender Miguel Lopes were involved in a training ground bust-up on Saturday.

Portugal player Ricardo Quaresma kicks teammate Miguel Lopes for tackling him in training
Portugal player Ricardo Quaresma kicks teammate Miguel Lopes for tackling him in training

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During one drill, Lopes made a robust challenge on Quaresma, who responded angrily by kicking out at the defender's legs. Teammates quickly stepped in to prevent the situation getting worse.

Defender Ricardo Costa stood in front of Quaresma to calm him down while coach Paulo Bento also got involved.

"It's just normal things that happen in training," Costa said at a news conference later.

"Things got a bit heated between two players. We're pumped up, we always want to win and sometimes small things happen.

"Everything's sorted now. We all want to play (in the semi-final) and sometimes stuff happens."



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