Presentation of the 2022 World Cup teams – Portugal national team

The Portuguese national team will perform at the World Cup for the eighth time. In 1966, the national team of this country won bronze medals at the World Championships, and forty years later the Portuguese became European champions. Will Cristiano Ronaldo and company be able to compete for prizes in competitions this year? Bookmaker do not consider the Portuguese as the main favorites, however, there are many talented football players in this team who are determined to prove the opposite. Consider what are the prospects for the Portuguese national team at the 2022 World Cup.

Brief information

Today, Portugal is one of the best European teams, but for a long time the team could not get into the final stage of the World Cup. The biggest football success of the Portuguese is by far the European title in 2016. In the final match, the Portuguese national team met with the French and won 1-0 in overtime. At the 109th minute of the match, the winning goal was scored by the Portuguese striker Eder.

Portugal made its World Cup debut in 1966 in England. In the fight for bronze, they beat the USSR team 2:1. The Portuguese Eusebio also made his mark in the history of this tournament, becoming the top scorer with nine accurate shots against opponents. To date, this is the team’s best result at the world championships. Later they participated in six more tournaments, but they did not manage to achieve serious success in them.
The current head coach of Portugal is Fernando Santos.

Notable current Portugal national team players

The Portuguese national team has enough high-level players who represent the top clubs in Europe. The most important link in the team is Cristiano Ronaldo. Among other stars in the composition of the Portuguese, the following players can be noted:

  • Rafael Leau (Milan).
  • Diogo Jota (Liverpool).
  • Gonzalo Guedes (Wolves).
  • Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United).
  • Bernardo Silva (Manchester City).
  • Ruben Neves (Wolves).
  • Rafael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund).
  • Joao Cancelo (Manchester City).

Portugal’s Group H opponents at the 2022 World Cup

The World Cup will start for the team of Fernando Santos with the weakest team in the group. The Portuguese will meet on November 24 with Ghana and it will be a great chance to start the tournament with a confident victory and get hold of three points. Uruguay is waiting for Portugal in the second round. In this match, according to bookmakers, Cristiano Ronaldo’s squad is the favorite (the odds for Portugal to win is 2.10), but in reality, it will be an incredibly difficult match, where the chances of the opponents will actually be approximately equal.

In the final meeting of the group round, the Portuguese will meet with South Korea, where it will be possible to finally solve their problems of reaching the playoffs. The odds for Portugal to win this match are 1.40.


Let’s assume that there will be no problems with the release of the Portuguese team in the 1/8 finals of the Qatari World Cup. At a minimum, the Portuguese should deal with the national teams of South Korea and Ghana, but in the match with the Uruguayans, it will most likely be decided who finishes in the group in first place. The stakes in this matchup will be high, as the second-placed team in Group H will almost certainly face Brazil in the first round of the playoffs.

Bookmakers offer to put on the exit of Portugal in the 1/8 finals from the first place with a coefficient of 1.65, and here we are in solidarity with them. As for the quotes for the victory of Fernando Santos’ team of gold medals, the coefficient for this event is 12.00. For comparison, the main favorite of the 2022 World Cup, the Brazilian national team, is estimated by bookmakers with a coefficient of 6.50, which is a 15% probability.

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