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Portugal Football Team Squad Players list for 2014 FIFA World Cup

Portugal Football Team Squad Players list for 2014 FIFA World Cup

After remarkable qualification, the Portugal national football team is ready for FIFA World Cup 2014. Cristiano Ronaldo, the Real Madrid star winger has huge credit behind Portugal qualification in this world tournament. With a hat-trick in last qualification game against Sweden, he proved himself the best of the team. They also defeated Cameroon with huge margin of 5-1 which reflects they are one of the strong competitor of this title. Current line-up of team clears the picture of team squad for summer campaign. Portugal has developed lots of legends & some of them are still playing for this national team.

Team Squad Roster of Portugal for world cup 2014

Portugal Team Squad for 2014 World Cup

Player Club Jersey Number
GOALKEEPERS
Edurado Braga 1
Beto Sevilla 12
Rui Patricio Sporting 22
DEFENDERS
Ronaldo Inter Milan 2
Pepe Real Madrid 3
Andre Almedia Benfica
Fabio Coentrao Real Madrid 5
Bruno Alves Fenerbahce
Luis Neto Zenit Saint Petersburg 14
Joao Pereira Valencia 21
MIDFIELDERS
Miguel Veloso Dynamo Kyiv 4
William Carvalho Sporting 6
Joao Moutinho Monaco 8
Rafa Silva Braga 15
Raul Meireles Fenerbache 16
Ruben Amorim Benfica 20
FORWARDS
Cristiano Ronaldo [C] Real Madrid 7
Eder Braga
Hugo Almedia Besiktas 9
Edinho Kayseri Ericiyesspor 11
Helder Postiga Lazio
Varela FC Porto
Nani Manchester United
Manager: Paulo Bento

This is the team which took football to new heights with some talented players like Luis Figo, Mario Coluna, Fernando Peyroteo, Ricardo Carvalho, Humberto Coello, Rui Costa, Joao Moutinho, Raul Meireles, Pepe & Cristiano Ronaldo. But they have not won any big tournament & finished some of them at runner up & third place position.

Portugal played their first ever match against Spain on 18 December 1921 in which they lost by 1-3. Luis Figo is the player who played maximum number of games [127] for Portugal. With 2 goals against Cameroon in International friendly, the captain of the team is now the highest goal scorer of all time. The player also awarded with FIFA Ballon d’or award scoring maximum number of goals in 2013.

In playoff round of world cup qualifications, Portugal win first leg game with 1-0 against Sweden at home. Thereafter, they again made victory over Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s squad by 3-2. The last game between 2 teams was the most entertaining match in which both teams giant players scored goals [Ronaldo: 3 & Ibrahimovic: 2]. With aggregate score of 3-2, they got ticket for Brazil world cup.

Portugal Performances in World Cup

Appearances: The Navigators played 6 times FIFA World Cup & also made 6 times appearances in European Championship. Given below is the performance of Portugal in World Cup matches.

Year Position Games played Goal scored
1966 Third Place [Best Performance] 6 17
1970 Did not qualify
1986 Seventeenth 3 2
1990 Did not qualify
1994 Did not qualify
1998 Did not qualify
2002 Twenty first 3 6
2006 Fourth 7 7
2010 Eleventh 4 7

The national team first qualified for this tournament in 1966 world cup which was held in England. Although they did not won that, but 3rd place is not bad for a team qualified for the first time. This performance is still best ever of Portugal team & their second best performance is 4th position in Germany world cup 2006.

The Navigators recorded 3 biggest victories against Liechtenstein 2 times & Kuwait at once scoring 8 goals in each match. In last world cup, they were knocked in round of 16 by Spain facing 0-1 loss. In that game David Villa scored single game who was responsible for Portugal’s end of competition.

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    missing some important players http://worldcupcollege.com/squads/portugal/ don’t know if we are going to go far this time.

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