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FIFA World Cup 2018: Portugal team, records, fixtures

Portugal team during a friendly match in Braga, Portugal.

Portugal team during a friendly match in Braga, Portugal.   | Photo Credit: AP

A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities.

The FIFA World Cup 2018 is scheduled to be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities. The final will be held at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Current World Cup squad

Anthony Lopes, Beto, Rui Patricio, Bruno Alves, Cedric Soares, Jose Fonte, Mario Rui, Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro, Ricardo Pereira, Ruben Dias, Adrien Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Mario, Joao Moutinho, Manuel Fernandes, William Carvalho, Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gelson Martins, Goncalo Guedes, Ricardo Quaresma

2018 FIFA World Cup

In Group B, Portugal opened their campaign with a fantastic draw against Spain and won the match against Morocco and drew against Iran. They qualified as second in this group behind Spain.

Coach for 2018:

Portugal coach Fernando Santos.

Portugal coach Fernando Santos.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

Fernando Santos

Fixtures:

June 15: vs Spain

June 20: vs Morocco

June 25: vs Iran

FIFA World Cup 2018: Portugal team, records, fixtures
 

Past records

No. of times team has played in WC (number): 6

No. of matches played (number): 26

No. of matches won: 13

No. of matches lost: 9

No. of times lost in finals (Number): 0

No. of times world cup won (number): 0

No. of goals scored in WC: 43

Top 3 players to watch: Cristiano Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva, Pepe

Road to WC (text): Portugal​ booked their spot after narrowly finishing top of Europe’s Group B on goal difference, edging out Switzerland on the final day to avoid the play-offs.

Player who has played most world cups (appearances): Cristiano Ronaldo:16

Player who has scored most no. of goals (Player:No. of goals): Eusebio da Silva Ferreira: 9

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