Portugal will be making their eighth appearance in the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar. So far, the Portugal national football team has never lifted the World Cup trophy. They made their FIFA World Cup debut in 1966 in England, led by Manuel da Luz Afonso and Otto Glória. Since then, Portugal has competed in six more FIFA World Cups in 1986, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018. Their best result was reaching the semi-finals in Germany in the 2006 edition.
In this year's edition, the team secured their place in the World Cup by defeating Turkey and North Macedonia in the qualifying playoffs. They have been placed in Group H with Uruguay, Ghana, and South Korea. Learn more about their FIFA ranking and statistics below.
As per FIFA, the official world ranking of the international men’s Portugal football team is as follows.
|Recent Ranking||Average Ranking||Highest Ranking||Lowest Ranking|
Ronaldo made his international debut for Portugal at 18 in 2003. Since then, he has earned over 190 caps, making him the country's most-capped player. With over 100 international goals, he is also the nation's all-time leading scorer. In July 2008, he was named captain of the national team. The Portuguese Football Federation called him the best Portuguese player in 2015.
PLD- Played | W-Won | D-Draw | L-Loss | PPG- Points Per Game
|Day and Date||Time||Match||Group||Venue|
|Thursday, November 24, 2022||21:30 IST||Portugal vs Ghana||H||Doha|
|Tuesday, November 29, 2022||00:30 IST||Portugal vs Uruguay||H||Lusail|
|Friday, December 02, 2022||20:30 IST||Korea Republic vs Portugal||H||Doha|
Portugal made its first appearance in a major football tournament in 1966, at the FIFA World Cup in England. The team defeated North Korea 5-3 in the last eight of the World Cup to progress to the semi-finals for the first time in their history. However, England ended Portugal's memorable debut at the FIFA World Cup with a 2-1 win at Wembley Stadium in the semi-finals.
After missing four World Cups in 1970, 1974, 1978, and 1982, Portugal's national football team qualified for the 1986 FIFA World Cup, held in Mexico. However, they finished last in Group F and were eliminated from the tournament in the group stage.
At their third FIFA World Cup appearance, held in South Korea and Japan in 2002, they only advanced to the Group stage. Portugal reached the semi-finals in 2006, but France defeated the team 1-0 in their semi-final match. The 2010 FIFA World Cup marked Portugal's fifth appearance in the tournament. Spain beat Portugal in Round 16 to conclude their campaign in South Africa. In the 2014 edition, the team was eliminated at the Group stage.
In 2018, Ronaldo led the Portugal football team in Group B, including Spain, Iran, and Morocco, during their seventh FIFA World Cup appearance in Russia. Portugal finished second in Group B with five points from three matches, qualifying for the Round of 16. Portugal was eliminated from the tournament after losing 1-2 to Uruguay in the pre-quarterfinals.
|RK||Year||Month||Best Ranking||Worst Ranking||Best Move||Worst Move|
|8||2021||-||5||8||+1 (September)||-3 (August)|
|5||2020||-||5||7||+2 (September)||0 (December)|
|7||2019||-||5||7||+2 (June)||-1 (November)|
|6||2018||-||3||7||+1 (November)||-3 (August)|
|3||2017||-||3||8||+4 (July)||-2 (August)|
|8||2016||-||6||8||+2 (July)||-1 (October)|
|7||2015||-||4||7||+2 (October)||-3 (December)|
|7||2014||-||3||11||+2 (October)||-7 (July)|
|5||2013||-||5||14||+9 (November)||-4 (September)|
|7||2012||-||3||10||+5 (July)||-5 (June)|
|7||2011||-||5||9||+3 (September)||-3 (October)|
|8||2010||-||3||8||+2 (March)||-5 (July)|
|5||2009||-||5||17||+7 (October)||-6 (July)|
|11||2008||-||8||11||+2 (July)||-2 (June)|
|8||2007||-||6||10||+2 (September)||-2 (August)|
|8||2006||-||7||10||+2 (April)||-1 (September)|
|10||2005||-||8||10||+1 (June)||-2 (July)|
|9||2004||-||8||22||+10 (July)||-3 (May)|
|17||2003||-||11||18||+1 (December)||-2 (May)|
|11||2002||-||4||12||+1 (April)||-3 (September)|
|4||2001||-||4||9||+4 (September)||-2 (August)|
|6||2000||-||6||15||+8 (July)||0 (November)|
|15||1999||-||12||17||+19 (January)||-2 (November)|
|36||1998||-||34||43||+4 (December)||-6 (March)|
|30||1997||-||13||30||+6 (September)||-8 (July)|
|13||1996||-||11||20||+7 (July)||-4 (February)|
|16||1995||-||9||24||+7 (October)||-15 (September)|
|20||1994||-||19||25||+4 (November)||-3 (July)|
|20||1993||-||20||23||+10 (August)||0 (December)|
Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest-rated Portuguese player in FIFA this year. He has one of the best skill moves and attacking work. He is once again the source of Portugal's hopes. He is the only footballer with the most international goals. He will attempt to boost his total in Qatar and lead his country to the greatest honor in international football.
Ruben Dias plays as a center-back for the Portugal football team. He has played for his team at several levels, from under 16 to under 21. In 2018, he made his senior international debut, being named to Portugal's squads for the 2018 World Cup, 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals, and UEFA Euro 2020. He won the 2019 tournament on home soil, being named to the tournament team and man of the match in the final. He provides the best defensive work among Portuguese players with mediocre attacking abilities.
Bernardo Silva is a fantastic player and center-attacking midfielder. He is known for his brilliant game finesse and has strong offensive and defensive abilities. Throughout his career, he has played in various positions ranging from winger to striker. Despite being primarily a creative midfielder, he can also score goals.
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Ronaldo, a European Championship winner and international football's all-time leading goalscorer, has accomplished everything in football except one. The ageless perfectionist has yet to lift the coveted FIFA World Cup Trophy. Portugal's football team is one of the favorites for the 2022 World Cup. However, the team has not made it past the last 16 in any of the previous three World Cups.
The team is in Group H and will compete against Ghana, Uruguay, and South Korea. Considering their group, Portugal has a higher chance of reaching the knockout stage. You can place exciting bets on the team, such as prop bets or top goal scorer. A wide range of wagers will be available throughout Portugal's journey to the FIFA World Cup.
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The Portugal football team has never won the FIFA World Cup so far. However, they have qualified for the World Cup seven times, including the 2022 Edition.
As of November 2022, the Portugal football team ranks #9 with 1676.56 total points in the FIFA ranking.
Cristiano Ronaldo led Portugal to the UEFA European Championship title in 2016 and the UEFA Nations League title in 2018-19. However, he has yet to win the FIFA World Cup for his team.