With stars like Eusebio and Cristiano Ronaldo in their ranks, Portugal should really have won a major tournament by now. Yet for all their talent, the best they have done at a World Cup was to finish third in 1966 when the World Cup was held in England, the birthplace of the sport. Their highest placing in the European Championships occurred at possibly the oddest Euros in history, where Greece, the most unlikely of teams, beat Portugal in the 2004 final.  [+]

Their first World Cup appearance was in 1966, with Eusebio top scoring in England. They ran the tournament for a long time, and were many people’s outside tips to win. But England edged past the Portuguese 2-1 in the semifinal.

Portugal could only reach World Cups in 1986 (they made a swift exit in the first round) and 2002 in Japan & South Korea, where they fared no better. It was those results that saw Portugal hire the Brazilian coach Felipe Scolari to improve matters.

His arrival, coupled with the emergence of a certain Christiano Ronaldo, saw Portugal dominate much of the 2004 European Championships. They lost their first match to Greece 1-0. Portugal, until the final against the very same Greece side, were unstoppable. 

Portugal are still in search of a European and world title. But until they learn to play more as a tem, they’ll have difficulties achieving this feat. 

Who Does Portugal National Team Play Next

Where do Portugal play next? They are a formidable opposition at their home stadium of either Estadio Nacional or Estadio da Luz, but also pose an enormous threat on the road.

Euro Championship - Group F - 2
Saturday, Jun 22, 202412:00 PM
3FT0
Portugal@Türkiye
Euro Championship - Group F - 3
Wednesday, Jun 26, 202403:00 PM
NS
Portugal@Georgia
UEFA Nations League - League A - 1
Thursday, Sep 05, 202402:45 PM
NS
Croatia@Portugal
Last update on Jun 23, 2024 10:46 PM

Portugal National Team Game Schedule

Check out whether Portugal are home or away in the forthcoming schedule, which will include warm-up friendlies and Euro 2016 itself.

⚽ World Cup2022
SeasonStatusAwayAway ScoreHome ScoreHome
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 21 - 11:00FTNetherlands20Senegal
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 21 - 08:00FTIran26England
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 20 - 11:00FTEcuador20Qatar
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 22 - 05:00FTSaudi Arabia21Argentina
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 22 - 08:00FTTunisia00Denmark
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 22 - 11:00FTPoland00Mexico
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 23 - 05:00FTCroatia00Morocco
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 23 - 08:00FTJapan21Germany
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 23 - 14:00FTCanada01Belgium
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 24 - 05:00FTCameroon01Switzerland
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 24 - 08:00FTSouth Korea00Uruguay
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 24 - 11:00FTGhana23Portugal
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 24 - 14:00FTSerbia02Brazil
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 25 - 08:00FTSenegal31Qatar
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 25 - 11:00FTEcuador11Netherlands
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 25 - 14:00FTUSA00England
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 26 - 08:00FTSaudi Arabia02Poland
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 26 - 11:00FTDenmark12France
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 26 - 14:00FTMexico02Argentina
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 27 - 08:00FTMorocco20Belgium
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 27 - 11:00FTCanada14Croatia
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 27 - 14:00FTGermany11Spain
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 28 - 05:00FTSerbia33Cameroon
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 28 - 08:00FTGhana32South Korea
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 28 - 11:00FTSwitzerland01Brazil
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 28 - 14:00FTUruguay02Portugal
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 29 - 10:00FTQatar02Netherlands
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 29 - 10:00FTSenegal21Ecuador
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 29 - 14:00FTUSA10Iran
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 30 - 10:00FTFrance01Tunisia
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 30 - 14:00FTArgentina20Poland
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 30 - 14:00FTMexico21Saudi Arabia
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 01 - 10:00FTBelgium00Croatia
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 01 - 10:00FTMorocco21Canada
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 01 - 14:00FTSpain12Japan
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 02 - 10:00FTPortugal12South Korea
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 02 - 10:00FTUruguay20Ghana
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 02 - 14:00FTBrazil01Cameroon
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 02 - 14:00FTSwitzerland32Serbia
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 21 - 14:00FTWales11USA
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 25 - 05:00FTIran20Wales
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 29 - 14:00FTEngland30Wales
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 22 - 14:00FTAustralia14France
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 23 - 11:00FTCosta Rica07Spain
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 26 - 05:00FTAustralia10Tunisia
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 27 - 05:00FTCosta Rica10Japan
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 30 - 10:00FTDenmark01Australia
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 01 - 14:00FTGermany42Costa Rica
2022Round of 16Dec 03 - 10:00FTUSA13Netherlands
2022Round of 16Dec 04 - 14:00FTSenegal03England
2022Round of 16Dec 03 - 14:00FTAustralia12Argentina
2022Round of 16Dec 04 - 10:00FTPoland13France
2022Round of 16Dec 05 - 10:00PENCroatia1 (3)1 (1)Japan
2022Round of 16Dec 06 - 10:00PENSpain0 (0)0 (3)Morocco
2022Round of 16Dec 05 - 14:00FTSouth Korea14Brazil
2022Round of 16Dec 06 - 14:00FTSwitzerland16Portugal
2022Quarter-finalsDec 09 - 14:00PENArgentina2 (4)2 (3)Netherlands
2022Quarter-finalsDec 10 - 14:00FTFrance21England
2022Quarter-finalsDec 09 - 10:00PENBrazil1 (2)1 (4)Croatia
2022Quarter-finalsDec 10 - 10:00FTPortugal01Morocco
2022Semi-finalsDec 13 - 14:00FTCroatia03Argentina
2022Semi-finalsDec 14 - 14:00FTMorocco02France
20223rd Place FinalDec 17 - 10:00FTMorocco12Croatia
2022FinalDec 18 - 10:00PENFrance3 (2)3 (4)Argentina
Last update on Jun 23, 2024 11:15 PM

Portugal National Team Standings Today

We expcet Portugal to always challenge for top spot in the standings no matter the tournament. It’s in the knockout stages that the Portuguese usuall falter. 

⚽ World Cup2022
#TEAMPTSPlayedWinsTiesLoosesGFGA+/-Historical
Group A
1Netherlands73210514WDW
2Senegal63201541WWL
3Ecuador43111431LDW
4Qatar0300317-6LLL
Group B
1England73210927WDW
2USA53120211WDD
3Iran3310247-3LWL
4Wales1301216-5LLD
Group C
1Argentina63201523WWL
2Poland43111220LWD
3Mexico4311123-1WLD
4Saudi Arabia3310235-2LLW
Group D
1France63201633LWW
2Australia6320134-1WWL
3Tunisia43111110WLD
4Denmark1301213-2LLD
Group E
1Japan63201431WLW
2Spain43111936LDW
3Germany43111651WDL
4Costa Rica33102311-8LWL
Group F
1Morocco73210413WWD
2Croatia53120413DWD
3Belgium4311112-1DLW
4Canada0300327-5LLL
Group G
1Brazil63201312LWW
2Switzerland63201431WLW
3Cameroon43111440WDL
4Serbia1301258-3LDL
Group H
1Portugal63201642LWW
2South Korea43111440WLD
3Uruguay43111220WLD
4Ghana3310257-2LWL
Last update on Jun 23, 2024 11:15 PM

How To Make Money Betting On Portugal National Team

Portugal would not be most people's picks to win Euro 2016 purely. Availble at just -110 to win their group, which includes Austria - an underdog to keep an eye - the Portugal doesn't offer great value.

However, we think Portugal will finish atop of their group, which encompasses minnows Albania and Hungary. The knockout stage will once again lead to Portugal's demise. 

Backing Portugal to win the Euros (+2000) may be foolhardy, but consider picking them at +1400 to be the tournament's highest scoring team. Ronaldo must be prolific in the group stage for this to happen which is a distinct possibility considering the inferior level of opposition. 

Cristiano Ronaldo is capable of winning games on his own, however, so backing against them in individual clashes is a tough call to make as you can see from this video: