Luis Alvarado De Sousa / @AlvaradoDeSousa The Portugal team has had a historical growth throughout the World Cup events. His irrupt
Luis Alvarado De Sousa / @AlvaradoDeSousa
The Portugal team has had a historical growth throughout the World Cup events. His irruption in 1966 World Cup led by Eusébio, the “Mozambican panther” took the eleventh Portuguese to the gates of the final. Only Bobby Charlton’s England could stop the brilliant third-placed side in the semi-finals.
However, this share of Portugal was a spark to later go through a drought that came to an end in Mexico 1986. The Portuguese team did not have much brilliance in the event, although they left an indelible moment by beating England by the minimum in the group stage.
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Three World Cups passed, until in the edition of South Korea – Japan 2002 managed to return to the highest national team competition. With a generation full of talent with Figo, Rui Costa, Fernando Couto, among others, they came to the appointment with favoritism. However, Portugal returned to stay in the group stage after losing to local Korea and the United States.
Eusebio guided Portugal to its best World Cup performance / Photo: Twitter
Already at the appointment Germany 2006 with Cristiano Ronaldo at the helm, the Portuguese team advanced all the way to the semi-finals, to fall to Zidane’s France. He took fourth place in the clash with Germany for third place. In South Africa 2010, Portugal advanced to the round of 16 and Spain prevailed in this instance.
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Subsequently, in the editions of Brazil 2014 left without options after failing in the group stage. Finally, in the last World Cup edition in Russia 2018collided against Uruguay to close their participation in that contest.
Portugal has a balance of 14 wins, 6 draws and 10 losses in all 30 games he has played in the World Cup. His best performance was third place in the 1966 World Cup in England. Cristiano Ronaldo is the top scorer for the Lusitanian team with 115 goals.