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World Cup 2022. Portugal’s first title in Qatar

The Portuguese national team aspires to make a strong appearance at the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, which kicks off its competition on November 20 and achieves the first title in its history.

Despite his late qualification for the finals, through the European play-off, the Portuguese team has a list of players, blending experience and talent, capable of achieving the best results.

The Portuguese team, led by Manchester United English club Cristiano Ronaldo, is the first to take place in the Middle East and Arab world, in Group H alongside Uruguay, Ghana, and South Korea.

The Portuguese side will begin their campaign in the Qatar World Cup, taking on Ghana at 974 Stadium on 24 November,

and then meet in their second game with Uruguay at Lucille Stadium on 28 December, before concluding their group stage campaign by meeting South Korea at the Educational City Stadium on 2 December.

The Portuguese Federation selected the Samaria Hotel as the seat of the team during the tournament’s term, with training to take place at the Shahaniyah Sports Club Stadium.

Opportunity to rehabilitate at Qatar World Cup
The 2022 World Cup draw gave Qatar the opportunity for Cristiano Ronaldo’s

comrades to be rehabilitated against their Group H rivals after previous years saw clashes with them not in Portugal’s favor.

Portugal will meet South Korea for the second time in the World Cup after their first meeting in the 2002 World Cup, hosted by Korea itself in partnership with Japan, and South Korea at the time caused the Portuguese side to be eliminated early after overcoming them with an unanswered goal in the final group stage, the latter finishing third with 3 points, depriving them of qualifying for the final eighth round.

Despite Portugal’s victory over Ghana in the final round of 2014, World Cup in Brazil (2/1) Ghanaians denied Portugal the group stage at the time, as the Portuguese national team needed to win a large number of goals to outscore the United States of America. But Ghana’s steadfastness and Portugal’s denial of a difference of more than one goal led to an early farewell to the tournament by finishing third in the group.

In the previous edition, held in Russia in 2018, the Portuguese national team could not go away in the World Cup because of Uruguay, after the final eighth round saw a clash between Portugal and Uruguay, ending in the latter’s interest with a score (2/1), to bid farewell to the then European champions.

Portugal’s World Cup team numbers

In all of the Portuguese team’s participation in the World Cup, the team played in 30 matches, winning 14 of them, drawing 6, losing 10, scoring 45, and conceding 27.

At the continental level, Portugal registered a prominent presence and succeeded in being crowned the 2016 European Cup of Nations in France. “After winning the final over the host team with a goal without pay scored by striker Eder in the second extra half, Before returning and being crowned the first edition of the 2019 UEFA European League Championship following the final win over the Netherlands with the sole goal of signing Gonzalo Geddish to his second continental title in three years.

During his European Cup of Nations football career, the Portuguese national team played in 38 matches, winning 19 of them, drawing 10, losing 9, scoring 56 goals, and conceding 37.

The Portuguese national team, nicknamed “Brazil Europe”, has a constellation of stars in its ranks playing in Europe’s top clubs. First of all, legend Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best footballers of all time and the country’s historic top scorer with 117 goals, In addition to Bruno Fernandes, Joao Felix, Raphael Liao, and Diogo Jota, Rubén Dias, Francisco Trincao, Rubén Neves, Bernardo Silva, and Pedro Neto and Gonzalo Geddes, managed by veteran Portuguese coach Fernando Santos.

Throughout its history, Portugal has brought out many of the world’s leading players such as Eusebio, Rui Costa, Luis Viejo, Nuno Gomes, Pedro Paulita, Fernando Coto, and Deco.

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