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Scolari rues selection mistake

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Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari admitted he had made a "big mistake" in only making eight changes to his starting line-up after his team lost their final Euro 2008 Group A match 2-0 to Switzerland.

Hakan Yakin´s slick second-half double gave Swiss coach Kobi Kuhn a victorious send-off as the co-hosts bowed out of the tournament with three points.

"I made a big mistake," said Scolari. "I should have made 11 changes. But I reasoned like a coach that thought his squad would play normally."

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