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Portugal’s Biography

The Portugal national football team represents Portugal in association football and is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation, the governing body for football in Portugal.

Portugal's home ground is the Estádio Nacional in Oeiras, and their head coach is Paulo Bento. Their first World Cup appearance, in the 1966 FIFA World Cup, saw them reach the semi-finals, losing 2–1 at Wembley to the eventual world champions, England. The next two times Portugal qualified for the World Cup were 1986 and 2002, with Portugal going out in the first round both times. In the 1986 tournament, players went on strike over prize-money and refused to train between their first and second games.

In 2003, the Portuguese Football Federation hired Luiz Felipe Scolari, the Brazilian head coach who had led the Brazil national football team to win the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Scolari led Portugal to the final of UEFA Euro 2004, where they lost to Greece, and to their second World Cup semi-final in the 2006 World Cup. Scolari left after the UEFA Euro 2008 and was replaced by Carlos Queiroz. He led Portugal to the second round of the 2010 World Cup before they were defeated by the eventual champions Spain.
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Portugal Squad

Squad No Player Pos Age Nation Start Cur
1 Rui Patricio GK 34 years, 9 months Portugal Nov. 17, 2010
22 Diogo Costa GK 23 years, 2 months Portugal Sept. 1, 2021
12 Jose Sa GK 29 years, 10 months Portugal May 25, 2017
4 Rúben Dias DF 25 years, 6 months Portugal March 15, 2018
5 Raphael Guerreiro DF 28 years, 11 months Portugal Nov. 7, 2014
24 Antonio Silva DF - Portugal None
3 Kepler de Lima Ferreira (Pepe) DF 39 years, 9 months Portugal Aug. 30, 2007
20 Joao Cancelo DF 28 years, 6 months Portugal Aug. 26, 2016
19 Nuno Mendes DF 20 years, 5 months Portugal March 24, 2021
2 Diogo Dalot DF 23 years, 8 months Portugal June 23, 2021
8 Bruno Fernandes MID 28 years, 3 months Portugal Aug. 28, 2017
23 Matheus Nunes MID 24 years, 3 months Brazil Oct. 9, 2021
18 Rúben Neves MID 25 years, 9 months Portugal Nov. 10, 2015
10 Bernardo Silva MID 28 years, 4 months Portugal May 31, 2015
16 Vitor Machado Ferreira (Vitinha) MID - Portugal None
13 Danilo Pereira MID 31 years, 3 months Portugal March 31, 2015
14 William Carvalho MID 30 years, 8 months Portugal Nov. 19, 2013
6 Joao Palhinha MID 27 years, 5 months Portugal March 24, 2021
25 Otavio Monteiro MID 27 years, 10 months Brazil Sept. 1, 2021
21 Ricardo Horta FW - Portugal None
7 Cristiano Ronaldo FW 37 years, 10 months Portugal March 25, 2017
11 Joao Felix FW 23 years Portugal June 5, 2019
17 Joao Mario Neto Lopes FW 22 years, 11 months Portugal Sept. 1, 2021
15 Rafael Leao FW - Unknown Oct. 9, 2021
9 André Silva FW 27 years, 1 month Portugal March 25, 2017
26 Goncalo Ramos - Ireland None