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World Cup 2014 Portugal National Team

  • FIFA country code: POR
  • FIFA member since: 1923
  • Confederation: UEFA
  • Confederation member since: 1954
  • Association: Federação Portuguesa de Futebol (FPF)
  • In English: Portuguese Football Federation (FPF)
  • Association founded: 1914
  • Most caps: Luís Figo (127)
  • Top scorer: Cristiano Ronaldo (+49 and still counting)
  • 1st World Cup win: 3-1 Hungary in England ’66
  • 1st World Cup goal scorer: José Augusto de Almeida (1966)
  • World Cup top scorer: Eusébio (9)
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World Cup 2014 Portugal National Team

World Cup 2014 Portugal Schedule Group G

MatchDateTimeCityCountryResultsCountry
1316/0613:00SalvadorWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Germany teamGermany4-0PortugalWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Portugal team
1416/0619:00NatalWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Ghana teamGhana1-2USAWorld Cup Brazil 2014 USA team
2921/0616:00FortalezaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Germany teamGermany2-2GhanaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Ghana team
3022/0618:00ManausWorld Cup Brazil 2014 USA teamUSA2-2PortugalWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Portugal team
4526/0613:00RecifeWorld Cup Brazil 2014 USA teamUSA0-1GermanyWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Germany team
4626/0613:00BrasiliaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Portugal teamPortugal2-1GhanaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Ghana team

Portugal is the 29th country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazil on the 19th of November 2013. Portugal was 1 of the 8 UEFA countries to play the continental play-offs. Their opponent was Sweden which played in 11 World Cups. This was the continental play-off everyone was talking about. 2 favourites and 2 star players Cristiano Ronaldo against Zlatan Ibrahimović. Only 1 of them will play in the 2014 World Cup. It ended up being Cristiano Ronaldo. In the World Cup 2014 Portugal national team’s first match it was he who scored the only goal of the match: 1-0. However in their 2nd match which ended in a 2-3 win,  he scored an impressive hat-trick. The aggregate score of 4-2 resulted in a World Cup ticket to the promised land.

 TeamMPWDLGFGAPts
World Cup Brazil 2014 Germany teamGermany3210727
World Cup Brazil 2014 USA teamUSA3111444
World Cup Brazil 2014 Portugal teamPortugal3111474
World Cup Brazil 2014 Ghana teamGhana3012461

World Cup 2014 Portugal Players

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The 23 players who have been selected for the World Cup 2014 Portugal national team are:

GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards
Eduardo
Beto
Rui Patrício
André Almeida
Bruno Alves
Fábio Coentrão
João Pereira
Luís Neto
Pepe
Ricardo Costa
João Moutinho
Miguel Veloso
Raul Meireles
Rúben Amorim
William Carvalho
Cristiano Ronaldo
Éder
Hélder Postiga
Hugo Almeida
Nani
Rafa Silva
Silvestre Varela
Vieirinha
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Head Coach: Paulo Bento (Portuguese)
Captain: Cristiano Ronaldo

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Portugal World Cup History

How Many World Cups Played: 5

YearRoundPositionGPWDLGSGA
1966Semi-Finals36501178
1986Group Stage17310224
2002Group Stage21310264
2006Semi-Finals4741275
2010Round of 1611412171
Best/TotalSemi-Finals32312383922

GP=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GS=Goals scored, GA=Goals against

Best Performance

1966 – Match for the third place: Portugal played their first World Cup excellently and won the match for the third place with 2-1 against Soviet Union.

Worst Performance

1986 – Group stage: Although the results are similar to the 2002 World Cup results, Portugal’s goal difference in group F is for the first and last time so far negative: -2.

Did You Know Portugal:

  • Has the following nicknames: A Seleção, A Seleção das Quinas, Os Navegadores (The Navigators)
  • Is rivals with Spain, France and England
  • Made an impressive debut in the 1966 World Cup by finishing third behind West Germany and France
  • Played against England in 1966 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Forward Eusébio made an impressive performance in England ’66 and ended up being the top scorer of the tournament (9 goals)
  • Took 20 years to qualify for their 2nd World Cup in 1986
  • Players went on strike in the 1986 World Cup over prize-money and refused to train between their first and 2nd match
  • Golden generation (Geração de Ouroteam was successful in the 90s, but since 1986, only qualified again for a World Cup in 2002
  • Almost qualified for the 1998 World Cup, Rui Costa received the red card in the critical match against Germany which ended in a draw (resulting in Germany to qualify)
  • Took 16 years to qualify for their 3rd World Cup in 2002
  • Failed to deliver in the 2002 World Cup due to lack of agreement regarding the prizes, no cohesiveness in the team and management choices
  • Players Luís Figo and Nuno Gomes are the only players from the Golden Generation to have participated in the 2006 World Cup
  • Won an infamous 2006 World Cup Round of 16 match against the Netherlands with 1-0 which is also called the Battle of Nuremberg, the highest amount of yellow (16) and red cards (4) were handed out in this match
  • Forward Cristiano Ronaldo was accused in the 2006 World Cup Quarter-Final match against England of purposely influencing the referee to give the red card to player Wayne Rooney, which was considered a disgrace and unleashed the anger of many English fans
  • Goalkeeper Ricardo has the record of most saves in a penalty shootout: 3 in the 2006 World Cup match against England
  • Played against France in 2006 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Coach Carlos Queiroz was widely criticized for implementing a cautious play style in the 2010 World Cup where players had to stay close to the back, and was not always appreciated by the players either
  • Played against Spain in 2010 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Will be based in Campinas, São Paulo during the 2014 World Cup

World Cup Awards

WhenWhatWho
1966Bronze BallEusébio
1966Golden Boot (9 goals)Eusébio
1966All-Star TeamVicente
Mário Coluna
Eusébio
2006Most Entertaining TeamPortugal
2006All-Star TeamRicardo
Ricardo Carvalho
Luís Figo
Maniche

Curious which place FIFA gave Portugal in their official ranking? Find out now! Or do you want to know more about the World Cups Portugal has played? Increase your World Cup history knowledge now!

Portugal in Action

Portugal Defeats Brazil With 3-1 – 1966 World Cup

Portugal Defeats North Korea With 5-3 in the Quarter-Final – 1966 World Cup

Portugal Defeats Soviet Union With 2-1 in the Match for the Third Place – 1966 World Cup

Portugal Defeats England With 1-0 – 1986 World Cup

Portugal Defeats Poland With 4-0 – 2002 World Cup

Portugal Defeats Mexico With 2-1 – 2006 World Cup

Portugal Defeats the Netherlands With 1-0 in the Round of 16 – 2006 World Cup

Portugal Defeats England With 1-3 in the Quarter-Final – 2006 World Cup

Portugal Defeats North Korea With 7-0 – 2010 World Cup

Portugal Qualified For World Cup Brazil

Portugal: 2014 World Cup Profile

2014 World Cup Team Profile: PORTUGAL

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