Portugal World Cup 2022: Portugal is set to participate in their sixth consecutive World Cup in Qatar later this year.
In the qualifiers, they finished second in Group A thus qualifying for the playoffs. Bruno Fernandes’ brace allowed him to see off North Macedonia and book his place in Qatar.
Head coach Fernando Santos has been in charge since 2014. At Euro 2016, he led Portugal as they defeated hosts France to lift the trophy for the first time. In the last edition of the World Cup and Euro, their tournament ended at the last 16 stages.
Portugal World Cup 2022 Squad
World Cup squads are usually announced about six weeks before the World Cup begins. This year the World Cup will continue from November 21 to December 18.
Which star names are likely to be in the squad?
Cristiano Ronaldo will almost certainly be playing in his last World Cup. The all-time leading international goalscorer will be looking to add the World Cup to his trophy haul.
Bruno Fernandes will also be watching.
What are the fixtures of Portugal
- Portugal is in Group H alongside Ghana, South Korea, and Uruguay.
- November 24: Portugal vs Ghana, Stadium 974, 4 pm
- November 28: Portugal vs Uruguay, Lucille Stadium, 7 pm
- December 2: South Korea vs Portugal, Education City Stadium, 3 pm
- Check the complete list of World Cup 2022 fixtures
What is Portugal’s World Cup record?
Portugal has participated in the tournament seven times. On his debut in 1966, he recorded his highest-ever finish: third place.
Portugal has appeared in the last five editions of the World Cup and crashed out in the round of 16 in Russia 2018 when they were beaten 2-1 by Uruguay.
Portugal is currently 12/1 to win the World Cup 2022.
Other leading contenders…
- Brazil 9/2
- France 6/1
- England 11/2
- Argentina 9/1
- Spain 8/1