Portugal FIFA World Cup 2014
Portuguese National Football Team represents the Portugal and is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation. “A Seleccao” “A Selecoa das Quinas” or “OS Navegadores(The Navigators)” are its nicknames. It plays in UEFA Europe Confederation Cup under the management of Head Coach Paulo Bento. Cristiano Ronaldo is the Captain of the Portugal National Football Team who is the top scorer player as well.
Portuguese Football Federation was formed with the name Uniao Portuguesa de Futebol in 1914 and started playing in international area since 1921 if you go through it Soccer History. Portugal made its World Cup debut in 1966 where it won the rank of third which was their major achievements. Portugal is ranked in Number 4 in the FIFA World Football Ranking. Portugal was placed fourth in 2006 FIFA World Cup. Portugal is a renowned Team in the international arena for its well performances and producing the some of the most talented players to grace the football such as Fernando Peyroteo. Jose Agua, Mario Coluna, Eusebio, Humberto Coelho, Paulo Futre, Fernando Chalana, Luis Figo, Rui Costa, Deco and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Portugal is in the Group-G in soccer world cup 2014 along with Germany, USA and Ghana. Portugal will pay against the team of these countries in preliminary Qualifier rounds. Portugal is one of the nominees to lift the World Cup 2014 as it a strong team with much experience. Dressed in red the team has 23 players squad for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Cristiano Ronaldo is the captain of the squad representing Portugal in 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. The names and position of the squad are, Goal Keepers: Eduardo (1), Rui Patricio (12), Beto (22), Defenders: Bruno Alves (2), Pepe (3), Fabio Coentrao (5), Ricardo Costa (13), Luis Neto (14), Andre Almeida (19), Joao Pereira (21), Midfielders: Miguel Veloso (4), William Carvalho (6), Joao Moutinho (8), Vierinha (10), Rafa Silva (15), Raul Meireles (16), Nani (17), Silvestre Varela (18), Ruben Amorim (20), Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (7), Hugo Almeida (9), Ede (11) and Helder Postiga (23).