The 2022 FIFA World Cup will take place in Qatar next month as 32 of the best countries in world football battle it out to see who gets crowned as the new world champions before the end of this calendar year.
Portugal will hope to be one of the nations that try to make their way to the World Cup final which will be held at the Lusail Iconic Stadium on December 18.
Before the Portuguese players kick off their World Cup campaign, let’s take a look at how well the European nation has fared in previous World Cup tournaments.
When Did Portugal First Win The World Cup?
Portugal is yet to win the World Cup but has participated in seven different tournaments so far. Their best result came in the 1966 World Cup where they finished in third place.
Fernando Santos’ men will now look to go one step further by making it to the final of the competition when it kicks off for the first time in the Middle East on November 20.
How Many Times Has Portugal won the FIFA World Cup?
As mentioned earlier, Portugal is yet to taste success in World Cup football. However, they deserve a lot of credit for finishing third in the 1966 version of the competition. The Portuguese even secured a fourth-place finish in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
The eyes of most Portugal fans will be on Cristiano Ronaldo, who is probably going to play his final World Cup, especially considering his age. Portugal manager Fernando Santos will have to devise a way to unlock the best out of his players when the World Cup gets underway later this year. However, it won’t be an easy road for the European giants as they will face competition from Ghana, Uruguay, and South Korea in the group stages.
Schedule of Portugal For Qatar 2022
Portugal will clash heads with Ghana in their opening World Cup group stage match at Stadium 974 on November 24 before going on to face off against Uruguay at the Lusail Iconica Stadium just four days later. The Portuguese players will play their final group stage game against South Korea at Education City Stadium on December 2.
Fernando Santos will hope to rely on his experienced players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, and Bernardo Silva to make a difference in this upcoming edition of the World Cup.
|Match No.||Match Date||Portugal Vs||Time (GMT)||Venue|
|1.||November 24||Portugal v Ghana||04:00 pm||Stadium 974|
|2.||November 28||Portugal v Uruguay||07:00 pm||Lusail Iconic Stadium|
|3.||December 2||South Korea v Portugal||03:00 pm||Education City Stadium|