Portugal National Team 2022 FIFA World Cup

by John Max Sun Jun,2022
Portugal National Team 2022 FIFA World Cup

The Portugal National Team is one of the 2022 FIFA World Cup challenger nations. It is supervised and conducted by the Portugal Football Federation. The squad is in Group B with Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Spain. As of 2022, Portugal is categorised in the 8th standing of the FIFA ranking after Spain with a total value of €825.50m. It is well known the nickname "The Navigators."

They made their first international appearance on 19 December 1921 in the game against Spain. Likewise, Portugal debuted in the World Cup in 1966, European Championship in 1894, Nation League in 2019 and FIFA Confederation Cup in 2017. One of their greatest accomplishments was when they clinched the 2016 UEFA European Championship crown, their first international title since 1996.

Fernando Santos manages the team, the captaincy of the GOAT Cristiano Ronaldo, who is also the most capped Portuguese player with 187 caps. Ronaldo has scored the highest goals for the team with 187 international goals.

Following is the list of Portugal's contending players for the FIFA World Cup 2022

Forward

Cristiano Ronaldo (c)

Andre Silva

Bernardo Silva

Rafael Leao

Goncalo Guedes

Ricardo Horta

Diogo Jota

Joao Felix

Midfielder

Joao Palhinha

Joao Moutinho

Bruno Fernandes

William Carvalho

Otavio

Ruben Neves

Matheus Nunes

Vitinha

Joao Mario

Defender

Diogo Dalot

Pepe

David Carmo

Raphael Guerreiro

Danilo Prereria

Nuno Mendes

Joao Cancelo

Domingos Duarte

Palhinha

Nelson Semedo

Goalkeeper

Rui Patricio

Rui Silva

Diogo Costa

Anthony Lopes

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