Portugal National Football Team

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Portugal world cup 2014

A Seleção das Quinas (Selection of the Quinas) and The Navigators are the nicknames of Portugal football team. The team’s home stadium is the Estádio Nacional, in Oeiras. Portugal played its first international game against Spain on 18 December 1921 in Madrid, Spain. Spain won the game by 3-1. Although Portugal played its first international match in 1921, Portugal’s first participation in major tournament finals was at the 1966 FIFA World Cup. Portugal became third in 1966 FIFA World Cup which is its best result in FIFA World cup. A group of youngsters won the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 1989 and 1991 and afterword those youngsters lead the national team. This generation is known as golden generation.

Portugal won its first ever major trophy at EURO 2016 by defeating hosts France 1–0 after extra time. By Winning Euro 2016, Portugal qualified in the FIFA Confederations Cup held in Russia for the first time and finished as third.

Portugal is the dark horse of 2018 Russia World Cup. There is a great player in Portuguese squad “Cristiano Ronaldo” who can change the scenario of a match any time. Ronaldo won a record-tying five Ballon d’Or awards which is the most for a European player. Ronaldo has a record of winning four European Golden Shoes. You have to keep your eye on 2018 Russia World Cup because of Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal has a quite balance squad for Russia World Cup 2018.

Let’s have a look the squad for Russia World Cup:

 

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
GK

GK

GK

Rui Patrício

Anthony Lopes

Beto

15 February 1988 (age 30)

1 October 1990 (age 27)

1 June 1982 (age 35)

Sporting CP

Lyon

Göztepe

DF

DF

DF

DF

DF

DF

DF

DF

Bruno Alves

Rolando

Luís Neto

Raphaël Guerreiro

José Fonte

Mário Rui

Cédric Soares

João Cancelo

27 November 1981 (age 36)

31 August 1985 (age 32)

26 May 1988 (age 29)

22 December 1993 (age 24)

22 December 1983 (age 34)

27 May 1991 (age 26)

31 August 1991 (age 26)

27 May 1994 (age 23)

Rangers

Marseille

Fenerbahçe

Borussia Dortmund

Dalian Yifang

Napoli

Southampton

Internazionale

MF

MF

MF

MF

MF

MF

MF

MF

MF

João Moutinho

João Mário

Bernardo Silva

Rúben Neves

William Carvalho

André Gomes

Manuel Fernandes

Adrien Silva

Bruno Fernandes

8 September 1986 (age 31)

19 January 1993 (age 25)

10 August 1994 (age 23)

13 March 1997 (age 21)

7 April 1992 (age 26)

30 July 1993 (age 24)

5 February 1986 (age 32)

15 March 1989 (age 29)

8 September 1994 (age 23)

Monaco

West Ham United

Manchester City

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Sporting CP

Barcelona

Lokomotiv Moscow

Leicester City

Sporting CP

FW

FW

FW

FW

FW

Cristiano Ronaldo (Cap.)

André Silva

Gonçalo Guedes

Gelson Martins

Ricardo Quaresma

5 February 1985 (age 33)

6 November 1995 (age 22)

29 November 1996 (age 21)

11 May 1995 (age 22)

26 September 1983 (age 34)

Real Madrid

Milan

Valencia

Sporting CP

Beşiktaş

 

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