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.

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Last update on Feb 28, 2024 07:46 AM

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 - 11:00FTNetherlands2Senegal
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 21 - 08:00FTIran26England
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 20 - 11:00FTEcuador2Qatar
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 22 - 05:00FTSaudi Arabia21Argentina
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 22 - 08:00FTTunisiaDenmark
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 22 - 11:00FTPolandMexico
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 23 - 05:00FTCroatiaMorocco
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 23 - 08:00FTJapan21Germany
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 23 - 14:00FTCanada1Belgium
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 24 - 05:00FTCameroon1Switzerland
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 24 - 08:00FTSouth KoreaUruguay
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 24 - 11:00FTGhana23Portugal
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 24 - 14:00FTSerbia2Brazil
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 25 - 08:00FTSenegal31Qatar
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 25 - 11:00FTEcuador11Netherlands
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 25 - 14:00FTUSAEngland
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 26 - 08:00FTSaudi Arabia2Poland
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 26 - 11:00FTDenmark12France
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 26 - 14:00FTMexico2Argentina
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 27 - 08:00FTMorocco2Belgium
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 - 11:00FTSwitzerland1Brazil
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 28 - 14:00FTUruguay2Portugal
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 29 - 10:00FTQatar2Netherlands
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 29 - 10:00FTSenegal21Ecuador
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 29 - 14:00FTUSA1Iran
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 30 - 10:00FTFrance1Tunisia
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 30 - 14:00FTArgentina2Poland
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 30 - 14:00FTMexico21Saudi Arabia
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 01 - 10:00FTBelgiumCroatia
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 01 - 10:00FTMorocco21Canada
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 01 - 14:00FTSpain12Japan
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 02 - 10:00FTPortugal12South Korea
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 02 - 10:00FTUruguay2Ghana
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 02 - 14:00FTBrazil1Cameroon
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 02 - 14:00FTSwitzerland32Serbia
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 21 - 14:00FTWales11USA
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 25 - 05:00FTIran2Wales
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 29 - 14:00FTEngland3Wales
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 22 - 14:00FTAustralia14France
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 23 - 11:00FTCosta Rica7Spain
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 26 - 05:00FTAustralia1Tunisia
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 27 - 05:00FTCosta Rica1Japan
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 30 - 10:00FTDenmark1Australia
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 01 - 14:00FTGermany42Costa Rica
2022Round of 16Dec 03 - 10:00FTUSA13Netherlands
2022Round of 16Dec 04 - 14:00FTSenegal3England
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 - 10:00FTPortugal1Morocco
2022Semi-finalsDec 13 - 14:00FTCroatia3Argentina
2022Semi-finalsDec 14 - 14:00FTMorocco2France
20223rd Place FinalDec 17 - 10:00FTMorocco12Croatia
2022FinalDec 18 - 10:00PENFrance3 (2)3 (4)Argentina
Last update on Feb 28, 2024 07:15 AM

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 Feb 28, 2024 07:15 AM

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: