The Portugal national football team (Portuguese: Seleção Portuguesa de Futebol, pronounced [sɨlɛˈsɐ̃w̃ puɾtuˈgezɐ dɨ futɨˈbɔl]) represents Portugal in international men's association football competition since 1921. It is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation, the governing body for football in Portugal.
Portugal's first participation in a major tournament finals, at the 1966 FIFA World Cup, saw a team featuring famed striker Eusébio finish in third place. The next two times Portugal qualified for the World Cup finals were in 1986 and 2002, going out in the first round both times. Portugal also made it to the semi-finals of the UEFA Euro 1984 final tournament, losing 3–2 after extra time to the hosts and eventual winners France. The team reached the semi-finals of Euro 2000, the 2006 World Cup and Euro 2012, as well as the final of Euro 2004, the latter on home soil. At Euro 2016, Portugal won its first ever major trophy, defeating hosts France 1–0 after extra time, with the winning goal scored by Eder. With the win, Portugal qualified and made its first appearance in the FIFA Confederations Cup held in Russia, where they finished third.
The team's home stadium is the Estádio Nacional, in Oeiras, although most of their home games are frequently played in other stadia across the country. The current head coach is Fernando Santos and the captain is Cristiano Ronaldo, who holds the team records for most caps and goals.
Portugal was not invited to the 1930 World Cup, which only featured a final stage and no qualification round. The team took part in the 1934 FIFA World Cup qualification, but failed to eliminate their Spanish opponents, aggregating two defeats in the two-legged round, with a 9–0 loss in Madrid and 2–1 loss in Lisbon for an aggregate score of 11–1.
In the 1938 FIFA World Cup qualification, the Seleção played one game against Switzerland in a neutral ground, held in Milan, losing 2–1 against the Swiss, ending qualification prospects. Because of the international conflict due to the World War II, there was no World Cup held until the 1950 competition and subsequently, the national team made very few games against other teams. A 10–0 home friendly defeat against England, two years after the war, was the proof of how the irregularity of the games had taken its effects on the squad; this result still stands as their biggest ever defeat.
On the restart of games, the team was to play a two-legged round against Spain, just like in the 1934 qualification. After a 5–1 defeat in Madrid, they managed to draw in the second game 2–2 and so the qualification ended with a 7–3 aggregate score.
For the qualification of the 1954 World Cup, the team would play Austria. The Austrians won the first game with a humiliating 9–1 result. The best the national team could do was hold the team to a goalless draw in Lisbon, and the round ended with a 9–1 defeat.
In the 1958 qualification, Portugal won a qualification match for the first time, 3–0 at home with Italy. Nevertheless, they finished last in the group stage that also featured Northern Ireland; only the first-placed team, Northern Ireland, would qualify.
The year 1960 was the year that UEFA created the European Football Championship. The first edition was a knock-out tournament, the last four teams participating in final stage that only featured one leg while the older stages had two legs. For the first round, the Seleção das Quinas won 2–0 against East Germany and 3–2 in Porto for the second leg, finishing with a 5–2 two-legged win. The quarter-final opponent was Yugoslavia. Despite winning the first game 2–1, they lost the second leg 5–1 in Belgrade, and lost 6–3 on aggregate.
England and Luxembourg were the 1962 FIFA World Cup qualification adversaries of the national team. Portugal ended second in the group, behind England. Like in the previous World Cup qualification, only the first in the group would qualify.
In the 1964 European Championship. Portugal played against Bulgaria in the first round. The Portuguese lost in Sofia and won in Lisbon. With the round tied 4–4, a replay was needed in a neutral ground. In Rome, Portugal lost 1–0.
For the 1974 qualification stages, Portugal were unable to defeat Bulgaria (2–2) in the decisive match, thus not qualifying.
The national team was put alongside Austria, Belgium, Norway and Scotland to fight for the first spot in the group, which would allow them to go to the final stage of UEFA Euro 1980. Portugal took third place.
During the qualifying campaign for Euro 1984, Portugal was grouped with Finland, Poland and the Soviet Union. Portugal won the group with a win over the Soviet Union. Portugal ended in Group B, alongside Spain, West Germany and Romania. In the first two matches, they tied 0–0 and 1–1 against West Germany and Spain, respectively. A 1–0 win over Romania gave them second place in the group, to go through to the knockout stage, where they were matched against the hosts, France. The game was tied after 90 minutes and went into extra time; Portugal made the score 2–1, but France scored in the 114th and 119th minutes to eliminate Portugal 3–2 and go through to the final.
For the 1986 tournament, the Seleção played against Czechoslovakia, Malta, Sweden and West Germany for the two spots that would guarantee them a ticket to Mexico. Needing a win in the last game against West Germany in Stuttgart, Portugal won the game to become the first team to beat West Germany at their home ground in an official match. The team exited early in the group stages after a win and two losses. They started with a 1–0 win to England, but later were beaten by Poland and Morocco 1–0 and 3–1 respectively. Their staying in Mexico was marked by the Saltillo affair, where players refused to train in order to win more prizes from the Football Federation.
The 1990 World Cup qualification was in a group along with Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Luxembourg and Switzerland, Portugal fought to get one of the first two spots of the group. Playing at home against Czechoslovakia, the game ended in a 0–0 allowing the East Europeans to get the second place.
For the 1994 World Cup qualification, Portugal played in the same group as Estonia, Italy, Malta, Scotland and Switzerland for the two highest places. They ended in third behind Italy and Switzerland.
Portugal qualified for the Euro 1996 after topping their group ahead of Austria, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the latter finishing as runners-up. At the Euro 1996 final stage, after drawing 1–1 with Denmark, Portugal defeated Turkey 1–0 and Croatia 3–0 to finish first in Group D. In the quarter-finals, they lost 1–0 to Czech Republic. This marked the beginning of the Golden Generation, a group of youngsters who had won the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 1989 and 1991 and were now leading the national senior squad.
Portugal failed to qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. The 1–1 draw against Germany after a controversial decision of sending off Rui Costa by French referee Marc Batta effectively blowed away Portugal's hope.[according to whom?]
In Euro 2000 qualifying, Portugal finished second in their group, one point short of first-placed Romania. However, after finishing as the top runner-up nation in qualifying, Portugal nonetheless secured passage to the tournament final stage. In the final stage, they defeated England 3–2, Romania 1–0 and Germany 3–0 to finish first in Group A, then defeated Turkey in the quarter-finals. In the semi-final against hosts France, Portugal were eliminated in extra time when Zinedine Zidane converted a penalty. Referee Günter Benkö awarded the spot kick for a handball after Abel Xavier blocked a shot. Xavier, Nuno Gomes and Paulo Bento were all given lengthy suspensions for subsequently shoving the referee. The final result was 2–1.
During 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifying, Portugal won the group. Several problems and poor judgment decisions occurred during the preparation and tournament itself – shopping sprees by players were widely reported in the Portuguese press. Questionable managing choices and some amateurism, including the same lack of agreement on prizes. Portugal underachieved and ended third in its group stage, subsequently eliminated. Manager António Oliveira was fired after the World Cup. Portugal entered the tournament as favourites to win Group D. However, they were upset 3–2 by the United States. They then rebounded with a 4–0 smashing of Poland. Needing a draw to advance, they lost the final group game to hosts South Korea.
The next major competition, the UEFA Euro 2004, was held in Portugal. On the preparation, the Football Federation made a contract with Luiz Felipe Scolari to manage the team until the tournament ended. The Portuguese team entered the tournament being a favourite to win it. The host nation lost the first game against Greece 1–2. They got their first win against Russia 2–0 and also beat Spain 1–0. They went on to play against England, in a 2–2 draw that went into penalties, with Portugal winning. Portugal beat the Netherlands 2–1 in the semi-final. They were beaten by Greece 1–0 in the final.
After the tournament ended, a lot of players belonging to the Geração de Ouro (Golden Generation), abandoned their international footballing careers, with only Luís Figo remaining in the team, despite a temporary retirement.
The silver lining for Portugal was the emergence of Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo was selected in the UEFA Euro All Stars Team. While Portugal was playing in the competition, Scolari agreed in a new two-year deal with the Federation.
Portugal finished first in the qualifying round for the 2006 World Cup. Portugal finished first place in Group D of the World Cup, with victories over Angola (1–0), Iran (2–0) and Mexico (2–1). The Netherlands lost to Portugal 1–0 in the Round of 16 in Nuremberg in an acrimonious match marked by 16 yellow cards, with four players sent off. (See the Battle of Nuremberg.) Portugal drew 0–0 after extra-time with England, but won 3–1 on penalties to reach their first World Cup semi-final since 1966. Portugal lost 1–0 against France in the semi-finals. Portugal faced Germany in the third place play-off match in a 3–1 defeat. Ultimately, the team won the "Most Entertaining Team" award for their play during the World Cup. Once again Scolari was asked to accept a new deal with the Federation that would maintain with as the manager until the end of the next competition.
For Euro 2008 Portugal finished second in qualification behind Poland, and won their first two group games against Turkey and the Czech Republic, although a loss to co-hosts Switzerland set up a quarter-final matchup with Germany which the team lost 2–3. After the tournament, Scolari left to take over at Chelsea.
Portugal came second in the qualifying stages for the 2010 FIFA World Cup under Carlos Quieroz, then beat Bosnia and Herzegovina in a play-off, thereby reaching every tournament in the decade. A 19-match undefeated streak, in which the team conceded only three goals, ended with a loss to eventual champions Spain in the round of 16, 1–0. Queiroz was later criticised for setting up his team in an overly cautious way. After the World Cup, squad regulars Simão, Paulo Ferreira, Miguel and Tiago all retired from international football. Queiroz was banned from coaching the national team for one month after he tried to block a doping test to the team while preparing for the World Cup, as well as directing insulting words to the testers. In consequence, he received a further six-month suspension. Several media outbursts from Queiroz against the heads of the Portuguese Football Federation followed, which partly prompted his dismissal. Paulo Bento was appointed as his replacement at head coach.
Bento's team qualified for Euro 2012, They were drawn with Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands in a widely-speculated "group of death". They lost their first game 0–1 to Germany, then beat Denmark 3–2. The final group stage match was against the Netherlands. After Van der Vaart had given the Dutch a 1–0 lead, Ronaldo netted twice to ensure a 2–1 victory. Portugal finished second in the group and qualified for the knockout phase. Portugal defeated the Czech Republic 1–0 in the quarter-finals with a header from Ronaldo. The semifinal match was against Spain. The game ended 0–0 and Portugal lost 4–2 on penalties.
In 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying, Portugal won 4–2 on aggregate in a play-off against Sweden with all four goals being scored by Ronaldo, and was drawn into Group G with the United States, Germany and Ghana. Their first match against the Germans was their worst-ever defeat in a World Cup, a 4–0 loss. They went on to draw 2–2 against the United States and won 2–1 against Ghana. However, the team were eliminated due to inferior goal difference to the Americans.
Portugal began the Euro 2016 qualifiers with a 0–1 home defeat against Albania, which resulted in Bento being dismissed from his managerial post to be replaced by Fernando Santos in September 2014. Nevertheless, the team qualified and were placed in Group F alongside newcomers Iceland, Austria and Hungary. The first match against Iceland was a 1–1 draw with Nani scoring for Portugal. The second match ended goalless against Austria with Ronaldo missing a penalty. The final match of the group stage was against Hungary. Portugal came from behind to end the match 3–3 with a goal from Nani and two from Ronaldo. They moved into the knockout stage as the third-best third place team. Portugal beat Croatia 1–0 in the Round of 16 after a goal from Ricardo Quaresma in extra time. In the quarter-finals, Robert Lewandowski scored in the early minutes but Renato Sanches scored the equaliser in the 33rd to level the match. After the match finished in a 1–1 draw after extra time, Portugal defeated Poland 5–3 on penalties to reach the semi-finals. In the semi-finals they defeated Wales 2–0 in regulation time with goals from Ronaldo and Nani to reach the final at the Stade de France against hosts France. The early stages of the final saw Ronaldo limp off the pitch injured after a challenge from Dimitri Payet. In spite of creating chances, both sides failed to find the net, with the hosts being denied of any goals owing to the brilliance of Portuguese goalkeeper Rui Patrício and a compact defence led by Pepe. After the match ended 0–0 in regulation time, substitute Eder scored the match's only goal in the 109th minute, sending Portugal to a 1–0 victory after extra time. Ronaldo won the Silver Boot, scoring three goals and creating three assists. They are also the only team to progress to the knock-out stage in all of their (seven) European Championship appearances.
|Assistant Manager||Ilídio Vale|
|Goalkeeping Coach||Ricardo Peres|
|Technical director||Carlos Godinho|
The following players were called up for the friendly matches against Egypt on 23 March and the Netherlands on 26 March 2018.
Caps and goals are correct as of 26 March 2018 after the game against Netherlands.
|#||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Rui Patrício||15 February 1988||68||0||Sporting CP|
|12||GK||Anthony Lopes||1 October 1990||6||0||Lyon|
|22||GK||Beto||1 June 1982||13||0||Göztepe|
|2||DF||Bruno Alves||27 November 1981||95||11||Rangers|
|3||DF||Rolando||31 August 1985||21||0||Marseille|
|4||DF||Luís Neto||26 May 1988||18||0||Fenerbahçe|
|5||DF||Raphaël Guerreiro||22 December 1993||21||2||Borussia Dortmund|
|6||DF||José Fonte||22 December 1983||28||0||Dalian Yifang|
|19||DF||Mário Rui||27 May 1991||1||0||Napoli|
|21||DF||Cédric Soares||31 August 1991||26||1||Southampton|
|24||DF||João Cancelo||27 May 1994||7||3||Internazionale|
|8||MF||João Moutinho||8 September 1986||107||7||Monaco|
|10||MF||João Mário||19 January 1993||33||1||West Ham United|
|11||MF||Bernardo Silva||10 August 1994||22||2||Manchester City|
|13||MF||Rúben Neves||13 March 1997||5||0||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|14||MF||William Carvalho||7 April 1992||40||2||Sporting CP|
|15||MF||André Gomes||30 July 1993||29||0||Barcelona|
|16||MF||Manuel Fernandes||5 February 1986||12||3||Lokomotiv Moscow|
|23||MF||Adrien Silva||15 March 1989||21||1||Leicester City|
|25||MF||Bruno Fernandes||8 September 1994||4||0||Sporting CP|
|7||FW||Cristiano Ronaldo (Captain)||5 February 1985||149||81||Real Madrid|
|9||FW||André Silva||6 November 1995||20||11||Milan|
|17||FW||Gonçalo Guedes||29 November 1996||7||1||Valencia|
|18||FW||Gelson Martins||11 May 1995||17||0||Sporting CP|
|20||FW||Ricardo Quaresma||26 September 1983||74||9||Beşiktaş|
The following players have also been called up to the Portugal squad within the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||José Sá||17 January 1993||0||0||Porto||v. United States, 14 November 2017|
|GK||Bruno Varela||4 November 1994||0||0||Benfica||v. Hungary, 3 September 2017|
|DF||Fábio Coentrão||11 March 1988||52||5||Sporting CP||v. Egypt, 23 March 2018 INJ|
|DF||Rúben Dias||14 May 1997||0||0||Benfica||v. Egypt, 23 March 2018 INJ|
|DF||Pepe (Vice captain)||26 February 1983||92||5||Beşiktaş||v. United States, 14 November 2017|
|DF||Vitorino Antunes||1 April 1987||13||1||Getafe||v. United States, 14 November 2017|
|DF||Nélson Semedo||16 November 1993||8||0||Barcelona||v. United States, 14 November 2017|
|DF||Ricardo Pereira||6 October 1993||3||0||Porto||v. United States, 14 November 2017|
|DF||Ricardo Ferreira||25 November 1992||1||0||Braga||v. United States, 14 November 2017|
|DF||Edgar Ié||1 May 1994||1||0||Lille||v. United States, 14 November 2017|
|DF||Kévin Rodrigues||5 March 1994||1||0||Real Sociedad||v. United States, 14 November 2017|
|DF||Eliseu||1 October 1983||29||1||Benfica||v. Switzerland, 10 October 2017|
|MF||Danilo Pereira||9 September 1991||27||1||Porto||v. United States, 14 November 2017|
|MF||Renato Sanches||18 August 1997||13||1||Swansea City||v. Switzerland, 10 October 2017|
|MF||Pizzi||6 October 1989||9||2||Benfica||v. Faroe Islands, 31 August 2017 INJ|
|FW||Bruma||24 October 1994||2||0||RB Leipzig||v. United States, 14 November 2017|
|FW||Rony Lopes||28 December 1995||1||0||Monaco||v. United States, 14 November 2017|
|FW||Gonçalo Paciência||1 August 1994||1||0||Porto||v. United States, 14 November 2017|
|FW||Eder||22 December 1987||33||4||Lokomotiv Moscow||v. Saudi Arabia, 10 November 2017 INJ|
|FW||Nélson Oliveira||8 August 1991||17||2||Norwich City||v. Hungary, 3 September 2017|
|FW||Nani||17 November 1986||112||24||Lazio||2017 FIFA Confederations Cup|
INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
|25 March 2016 Friendly||Portugal||0–1||Bulgaria||Leiria, Portugal|
|20:45 WET (UTC±0)||Report||
||Stadium: Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa
Referee: Carlos Clos Gómez (Spain)
|29 March 2016 Friendly||Portugal||2–1||Belgium||Leiria, Portugal|
|19:45 WEST (UTC+1)||Report||
||Stadium: Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa
Referee: Stephan Klossner (Switzerland)
|29 May 2016 Friendly||Portugal||3–0||Norway||Porto, Portugal|
|20:45 WEST (UTC+1)||Report||Stadium: Estádio do Dragão
Referee: Padraig Sutton (Northern Ireland)
|2 June 2016 Friendly||England||1–0||Portugal||London, England|
|19:45 BST (UTC+1)||
||Report||Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Referee: Marco Guida (Italy)
|8 June 2016 Friendly||Portugal||7–0||Estonia||Lisbon, Portugal|
|19:45 WEST (UTC+1)||Report||Stadium: Estádio da Luz
Referee: Bart Vertenten (Belgium)
|14 June 2016 Euro 2016 GS||Portugal||1–1||Iceland||Saint-Étienne, France|
|21:00 CEST (UTC+2)||
||Stadium: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
|18 June 2016 Euro 2016 GS||Portugal||0–0||Austria||Paris, France|
|21:00 CEST (UTC+2)||Report||Stadium: Parc des Princes
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)
|22 June 2016 Euro 2016 GS||Hungary||3–3||Portugal||Décines-Charpieu, France|
|18:00 CEST (UTC+2)||Report||Stadium: Parc Olympique Lyonnais
Referee: Martin Atkinson (England)
|25 June 2016 Euro 2016 R16||Croatia||0–1 (a.e.t.)||Portugal||Lens, France|
|21:00 CEST (UTC+2)||Report||
||Stadium: Stade Bollaert-Delelis
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (Spain)
|30 June 2016 Euro 2016 QF||Portugal||1–1 (a.e.t.)
|21:00 CEST (UTC+2)||
||Stadium: Stade Vélodrome
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
|6 July 2016 Euro 2016 SF||Portugal||2–0||Wales||Décines-Charpieu, France|
|21:00 CEST (UTC+2)||Report||Stadium: Parc Olympique Lyonnais
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
|10 July 2016 Euro 2016 Final||Portugal||1–0 (a.e.t.)||France||Saint-Denis, France|
|21:00 CEST (UTC+2)||
||Report||Stadium: Stade de France
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (England)
|1 September 2016 Friendly||Portugal||5–0||Gibraltar||Porto, Portugal|
|19:45 WEST (UTC+1)||Report||Stadium: Estádio do Bessa
Referee: Erez Papir (Israel)
|6 September 2016 2018 FWC Q||Switzerland||2–0||Portugal||Basel, Switzerland|
|20:45 CEST (UTC+2)||Report||Stadium: St. Jakob-Park
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
|7 October 2016 2018 FWC Q||Portugal||6–0||Andorra||Aveiro, Portugal|
|19:45 WEST (UTC+1)||Report||Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Aveiro
Referee: Oliver Drachta (Austria)
|10 October 2016 2018 FWC Q||Faroe Islands||0–6||Portugal||Tórshavn, Faroe Islands|
|19:45 WEST (UTC+1)||Report||Stadium: Tórsvøllur
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (Lithuania)
|13 November 2016 2018 FWC Q||Portugal||4–1||Latvia||Faro/Loulé, Portugal|
|19:45 WET (UTC±0)||Report||
||Stadium: Estádio Algarve
Referee: Bobby Madden (Scotland)
|25 March 2017 2018 FWC Q||Portugal||3–0||Hungary||Lisbon, Portugal|
|19:45 WET (UTC±0)||Report||Stadium: Estádio da Luz
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
|28 March 2017 Friendly||Portugal||2–3||Sweden||Funchal, Portugal|
|19:45 WEST (UTC+1)||Report||Stadium: Estádio do Marítimo
Referee: Clément Turpin (France)
|3 June 2017 Friendly||Portugal||4–0||Cyprus||Estoril, Portugal|
|16:00 WEST (UTC+1)||Report||Stadium: Estádio António Coimbra da Mota
Referee: Davide Massa (Italy)
|9 June 2017 2018 FWC Q||Latvia||0–3||Portugal||Riga, Latvia|
|21:45 EEST (UTC+3)||Report||Stadium: Skonto Stadium
Referee: István Kovács (Romania)
|18 June 2017 2017 FCC GS||Portugal||2–2||Mexico||Kazan, Russia|
|18:00 MSK (UTC+3)||Report||Stadium: Kazan Arena
Referee: Néstor Pitana (Argentina)
|21 June 2017 2017 FCC GS||Russia||0–1||Portugal||Moscow, Russia|
|18:00 MSK (UTC+3)||Report||
||Stadium: Otkrytiye Arena
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
|24 June 2017 2017 FCC GS||New Zealand||0–4||Portugal||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|18:00 MSK (UTC+3)||Report||Stadium: Krestovsky Stadium
Referee: Mark Geiger (United States)
|28 June 2017 2017 FCC SF||Portugal||0–0 (a.e.t.)
|21:00 MSK (UTC+3)||Report||Stadium: Kazan Arena
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)
|2 July 2017 2017 FCC 3rd||Portugal||2–1 (a.e.t.)||Mexico||Moscow, Russia|
|15:00 MSK (UTC+3)||Report||Stadium: Otkrytiye Arena
Referee: Fahad Al-Mirdasi (Saudi Arabia)
|31 August 2017 2018 FWC Q||Portugal||5–1||Faroe Islands||Porto, Portugal|
|19:45 WEST (UTC+1)||Report||
||Stadium: Estádio do Bessa
Referee: Srđan Jovanović (Serbia)
|3 September 2017 2018 FWC Q||Hungary||0–1||Portugal||Budapest, Hungary|
|20:45 CEST (UTC+2)||Report||
||Stadium: Groupama Arena
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
|7 October 2017 2018 FWC Q||Andorra||0–2||Portugal||Andorra la Vella, Andorra|
|20:45 CEST (UTC+2)||Report||Stadium: Estadi Nacional
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (Czech Republic)
|10 October 2017 2018 FWC Q||Portugal||2–0||Switzerland||Lisbon, Portugal|
|19:45 WEST (UTC+1)||Report||Stadium: Estádio da Luz
Referee: Cüneyt Çakir (Turkey)
|10 November 2017 Friendly||Portugal||3–0||Saudi Arabia||Viseu, Portugal|
|19:45 WET (UTC±0)||Report||Stadium: Estádio do Fontelo
Referee: Sebastian Colțescu (Romania)
|14 November 2017 Friendly||Portugal||1–1||United States||Leiria, Portugal|
|19:45 WET (UTC±0)||
||Stadium: Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa
Referee: Anthony Taylor (England)
|23 March 2018 Friendly||Portugal||2–1||Egypt||Zürich, Switzerland|
|20:45 CET (UTC+1)||
Referee: Paolo Mazzoleni (Italy)
|26 March 2018 Friendly||Portugal||0–3||Netherlands||Geneva, Switzerland|
|20:30 CEST (UTC+2)||Report||Stadium: Stade de Genève
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)
|28 May 2018 Friendly||Portugal||v||Tunisia||Braga, Portugal|
|--:-- WEST (UTC+1)||Stadium: Estádio Municipal
|2 June 2018 Friendly||Belgium||v||Portugal||Brussels, Belgium|
|--:-- CEST (UTC+2)||Stadium: King Baudouin Stadium
|7 June 2018 Friendly||Portugal||v||Algeria||TBD, Portugal|
|--:-- WEST (UTC+1)||Stadium: TBD
|15 June 2018 2018 FWC GS||Portugal||v||Spain||Sochi, Russia|
|21:00 MSK (UTC+3)||Stadium: Fisht Olympic Stadium
|20 June 2018 2018 FWC GS||Portugal||v||Morocco||Moscow, Russia|
|15:00 MSK (UTC+3)||Stadium: Luzhniki Stadium
|25 June 2018 2018 FWC GS||Iran||v||Portugal||Saransk, Russia|
|21:00 MSK (UTC+3)||Stadium: Mordovia Arena
|10 September 2018 2018 UEFA NL A||Portugal||v||Italy||TBD, Portugal|
|19:45 WEST (UTC+1)||Stadium: TBD
|11 October 2018 2018 UEFA NL A||Poland||v||Portugal||TBD, Poland|
|20:45 CEST (UTC+2)||Stadium: TBD
|17 November 2018 2018 UEFA NL A||Italy||v||Portugal||TBD, Italy|
|20:45 CET (UTC+1)||Stadium: TBD
|20 November 2018 2018 UEFA NL A||Portugal||v||Poland||TBD, Portugal|
|19:45 WET (UTC±0)||Stadium: TBD
Key: GS, Group stage; R16, round of 16; QF, quarter-finals; SF, semi-finals; 3rd, third-place match; FWC, FIFA World Cup; FWC Q, FIFA World Cup qualification; UEFA NL A, UEFA Nations League A; FCC, FIFA Confederations Cup
|#||Name||Caps||Goals||First cap||Latest cap|
|1||Cristiano Ronaldo||149||81||20 August 2003||23 March 2018|
|2||Luís Figo||127||32||12 October 1991||8 July 2006|
|3||Nani||112||24||1 September 2006||2 July 2017|
|4||Fernando Couto||110||8||19 December 1990||30 June 2004|
|5||João Moutinho||107||7||17 August 2005||23 March 2018|
|6||Bruno Alves||95||11||5 June 2007||23 March 2018|
|7||Rui Costa||94||26||31 March 1993||4 July 2004|
|8||Pepe||92||5||21 November 2007||14 November 2017|
|9||Ricardo Carvalho||89||5||11 October 2003||22 June 2016|
|10||Pauleta||88||47||20 August 1997||8 July 2006|
|#||Name||Goals||Caps||Average||First cap||Latest cap|
|1||Cristiano Ronaldo (list)||81||148||0.55||20 August 2003||23 March 2018|
|2||Pauleta (list)||47||88||0.53||20 August 1997||8 July 2006|
|3||Eusébio (list)||41||64||0.64||8 October 1961||13 October 1973|
|4||Luís Figo (list)||32||127||0.25||12 October 1991||8 July 2006|
|5||Nuno Gomes (list)||29||79||0.37||24 January 1996||11 October 2011|
|6||Hélder Postiga (list)||27||71||0.38||13 June 2003||14 November 2014|
|7||Rui Costa (list)||26||94||0.28||31 March 1993||4 July 2004|
|8||Nani (list)||24||112||0.21||1 September 2006||2 July 2017|
|9||João Pinto (list)||23||81||0.30||12 October 1991||14 June 2002|
|10||Nené (list)||22||66||0.33||21 April 1971||23 June 1984|
|Simão (list)||22||85||0.26||18 October 1998||29 June 2010|
Champions Runners-up Third place Fourth place
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup Qualification record|
|1930||Did not Enter||Declined Participation|
|1934||Did not Qualify||2||0||0||2||1||11|
|1970||Did not Qualify||6||1||2||3||8||10|
|1990||Did not Qualify||8||4||2||2||11||8|
|2010||Round of 16||11th||4||1||2||1||7||1||12||7||4||1||19||5|
|2022||To be determined|
|1960||Did not qualify|
|1988||Did not qualify|
|2020||To be determined|
|1992||Did not qualify|
|1964 Taça de Nações||Group stage||3rd||3||0||1||2||2||7|
|1972 Brazil Independence Cup||Final||2nd||8||6||1||1||17||5|
|1992 U.S. Cup||Group stage||4th||3||0||1||2||0||3|
|1995 SkyDome Cup||Winners, group stage||1st||2||1||1||0||2||1|
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