Watch Portugal World Cup game in round of 16: Portugal vs Switzerland

Updated: December 5, 2022

Can Cristiano take Portugal all the way?

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Portugal’s most recent success on the international stage includes winning the 2016 European Championship, led by superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. But how much does the 37-year-old striker have left in the tank in what must surely be his final World Cup tournament? Luckily he doesn’t have to do it all himself: The likes of Joao Moutinho, Bernardo Silva, and Bruno Fernandes are all experienced midfield operators who can create plenty of attacking chances for their teammates, while Joao Felix is a young star in the making. Portugal’s World Cup campaign begins with a tricky Group H fixture against Ghana.

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Group stage: Portugal World Cup fixtures and match schedule

infographic portugal world cup 2022 matches

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Thurs, Nov. 24Portugal vs. Ghana (Winner: Portugal, 3-2) 11 a.m.Stadium 974
Mon, Nov. 28Portugal vs. Uruguay (Winner: Portugal, 2-0)2 p.m.Lusail Stadium
Fri, Dec. 2South Korea vs. Portugal10 a.m.Education City Stadium

Portugal vs. Ghana

Portugal’s debut at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is coming up, and the team will face Ghana, who want to be one of the surprises of this Cup and at least advance to the round of 16. 

Portugal vs. Uruguay

Both teams should be favorites to qualify from Group H, so the question remains who gets the top spot and a more favorable draw in the Round of 16. The last encounter between these two didn’t end well for Portugal as Uruguay dumped them out of the Round of 16 at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. So, in addition to three points and a better rival in the next round, vengeance is very much up for grabs for the Portuguese.

South Korea vs. Portugal

These two sides have met previously at the 2022 World Cup when co-host South Korea pulled off a shock upset in their Group D encounter to win 1-0 thanks to a goal from Manchester United’s Park Ji-sung. This time round, we’d fully expect the Portuguese to get the better of them, however, Tottenham’s Son Heung-min has proved he’s a threat at any team—so long as he recovers from a fractured eye socket in time to start this game.

Final 26-man Portugal World Cup 2022 roster

PositionPlayerClubAgeCaps
GoalkeeperRui PatricioAS Roma (ITA)34104
GoalkeeperJose SaWolves (ENG)290
GoalkeeperDiogo CostaPorto (POR)237
DefenderPepePorto (POR)39128
DefenderRaphael GuerreiroBorussia Dortmund (GER)2856
DefenderDiogo DalotManchester United (ENG)236
DefenderAntonio SilvaBenfica (POR)190
DefenderRuben DiasManchester City (ENG)2539
DefenderNuno MendesPSG (FRA)2016
DefenderDanilo PereiraPSG (FRA)3163
DefenderJoao CanceloManchester City (ENG)2837
DefenderOtavioPorto (POR)277
MidfielderJoao PalhinhaFulham (ENG)2715
MidfielderBruno FernandesManchester United (ENG)2848
MidfielderMatheus NunesWolves (ENG)249
MidfielderWilliam CarvalhoReal Betis (ESP)3075
MidfielderVitinhaPSG (FRA)224
MidfielderJoao MarioBenfica (POR)2952
MidfielderRuben NevesWolves (ENG)2532
MidfielderBernardo SilvaManchester City (ENG)2872
ForwardCristiano RonaldoManchester United (ENG)37191
ForwardRafael LeaoAC Milan (ITA)2311
ForwardRicardo HortaBraga (POR)285
ForwardJoao FelixAtletico Madrid (ESP)2223
ForwardGoncalo Ramos Benfica (POR)210
ForwardAndre SilvaRB Leipzig (GER)2651

Star players in the Portugal World Cup team

Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United teammate Bruno Fernandes are two dynamic players that the national team will rely upon to create and finish goalscoring chances. Joao Cancelo offers a threat bombing down the wings, while Rafael Leao is having a fantastic season upfront for AC Milan and will hope to bring that form to the World Cup. Keep an eye on young stars Joao Felix and Vitinha, who could have breakout tournaments and establish themselves as household names.

Who is Portugal’s head coach?

Fernando Santos is a Portuguese professional football manager and former player who has managed the Portugal national team since 2014. He led them to win the 2016 European Championship, Portugal’s best result on the international stage, and hopes will be high that they can top Group H and go deep into the knockout stages of the tournament. 

Portugal national team strengths & weaknesses

Cristiano Ronaldo will enter this World Cup with plenty of motivation to show that his career is still far from over (especially since burning all his bridges at Manchester United in a scandalous recent TV interview). Stellar performances at this tournament would be the perfect CV for looking for his next move. But national pride is on the line too, and the entire squad will want to do their best on the world’s biggest stage.

Strengths

Portugal’s greatest strength lies in the individual talents of players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Joao Felix in attack and the veteran presence of players like Pepe in defence, who is a tough defender and leader on the pitch. 

Weaknesses

The center of the defense of Portugal has been a concern for a long time, given the advanced age of Pepe (39 years old) and Jose Fonte (38) leaves them exposed to pacey attackers. Despite the talented squad, there’s some friction about which generation of players Portugal should rely upon to get the job done: the golden boys of Ronaldo and Pepe or the young, new stars like Felix and Silva?

Portugal World Cup 2022 odds

The odds for Portugal to win 2022 World Cup is +1600, according to Odds Shark. Here are the latest 2022 FIFA World Cup odds for all major countries:

TeamOdds
Brazil+425
France+600
Argentina+650
England+800
Spain+850
Germany+1000
Netherlands+1400
Portugal+1600
Belgium+1600
Denmark+3500

 

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