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Last Updated: Friday June 20 2008 07:40 GMT

Helen's time as a Portugal fan is over!

Helen in Basel

Newsround's Helen has been following all the action of Euro 2008 since the beginning.

With none of the home nations taking part, we asked YOU to pick who she should support, and you chose Portugal!

But on Thursday night they were knocked out of the competition by Germany, and here's what Helen's got to say about it...


We're out but at least we went out with a bang, five goals were scored in our quarter final against Germany.

Germany's first goal was a cracker, more like a goal Portugal would usually score.

The passing was fast and accurate. We let another in, a lot of people will blame the goalie for that one.

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I thought we might be back in with a chance just before half time when Nuno Gomes scored.

In the second half we came out fighting and I thought we deserved a goal, especially when Pepe missed a header.

Ballack went on to score again for Germany making it three, one to them.

With five minutes to go Nani and helder Postiga paired up to give Portugal a chance, but we just didn't have enough time.

Although Germany were favourites they weren't great in the group stages so I thought we could sneak through.

They performed when it mattered though, and it's Germany who go on to the semi finals.