Portugal national football team (Selecao da Quinas)

Founded: 1914
Manager: Fernando Santos
Address: Federacao Portuguesa de Futebol
Rua Alexandre Herculano
Apartado 24013
Lisbon 1250-012
Portugal
Website: www.fpf.pt

The Portugal national football team played their first match in 1921 - a 3-1 defeat to Spain.

Portugal tried and failed to qualify for every World Cup from 1934 to 1962, eventually qualifying for the 1966 World Cup in England, inspired by the great Eusebio. They reached the semi finals where they lost to England, winning the third-place play-off to finish third.

The next tournament for which the Portugal team qualified was Euro 1984, where they reached the semi-finals again. There they went out to the hosts, France this time, in extra time having conceded two very late goals.

Portugal reached their second World Cup Finals in 1986, however they performed very poorly, winning one game and losing two to crash out in the group stage.

Portugal reached both Euro ?96 and Euro 2000, where they again lost to France to an extra time goal. They disappointed at the 2002 World Cup, going out at the group stage.

Portugal hosted Euro 2004 and excelled, with their ?Golden Generation? starring. They reached the final, where Greece caused a huge upset by winning the whole tournament. At the 2006 World Cup Portugal came 4th. They lost to Spain at the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 which was followed by a dismal World Cup in 2014 where they went out in the group stage.

Portugal 'A' international all-time totals

Games won: 290
Games drawn: 136
Games lost: 176
Goals for: 1003
Goals against: 701
Average goals for: 1.65
Average goals against: 1.15

Venue: Estadio da Luz, Lisbon