Portugal

Portugal

Football World Cup

FINALS / QUALIFYING CAMPAIGNS

6/20

FIRST FWC:

1966

LAST FWC:

2014

BEST ACHIEVEMENT:

3rd Place 1966

FIRST STAGE APPEARANCES

6 APPEARANCES

SEMIFINALS

2 APPEARANCES

FINAL

0 APPEARANCES

TITLES

0 APPEARANCES

Club History

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.

 

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