Portugal Roadmap 2022

Portugal had to work hard to earn its World Cup berth after failing to advance through the group stage’s last hurdle.

After losing to Serbia at home on the penultimate matchday to fall three points short of the leaders. Fernando Santos’ team ultimately placed second in Group A.

In order to guarantee a spot in Qatar for Cristiano Ronaldo and Company, Portugal successfully navigated their way through the playoffs, defeating Turkey and North Macedonia.

The Seleço das Quinas were placed in a difficult Group H lineup with South Korea, Ghana, and Uruguay.

Group fixtures

Nov 24 Portugal v Ghana – Stadium 974
Nov 28 Portugal v Uruguay – Lusail Stadium
Dec 2 South Korea v Portugal – Education City Stadium

Players to Watch

With 117 goals in a record 191 caps for his nation, Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record for most goals scored in international football history. Although he has had a fantastic career, he is now 37 years old and has had a challenging start to the season at Manchester United. Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, made his debut in 2003. When he was 18 years old, he will soon take the field in his tenth significant international competition. He is, however, the essential player in many respects because some are concerned that many others are exceptional. Much younger — talents on the Portugal team would be held back by his presence.

History at the World Cup

1966 – Third place
1986 – Group stage 
2002 – Group stage 
2006 – Fourth place
2010 – Round of 16 
2014 – Group stage 
2018 – Round of 16