Portugal have gone relatively close over the past decade or so in many major tournaments but they have never quite had enough to win anything. You would have thought the addition of Cristiano Ronaldo to the Portugal squad would have changed things in the past few years but they are still falling short. 

It is worth noting that at both the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championships in 2012 they were eliminated by Spain, the eventual winners, in very close matches and perhaps they just need a bit more luck to win one of these major tournaments.

Portugal Euro 2016 Odds

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Best Bets On Portugal At Euro 2016

Here are our correct predictions on Portugal at Euro 2012 followed by what would have been the best bets on Portugal at the European Championships:

Portugal To Score More Than Four Goals In Group B - Recommended @ 5/2 on 10/05/12

Portugal To Be Eliminated In The Semi Final Of Euro 2012

Portugal To Finish Runners Up In Group B

Portugal To Gain Six Points In Group B

Cristiano Ronaldo To Be Top Portugal Goalscorer

Portugal Qualifying Results

These were Portugal's qualifying results for Euro 2012, their qualifying results for Euro 2016 will be added once the campaign starts.

Date Home Team Result Away Team
03/09/2010 Portugal 4-4 (2-2) Cyprus
07/09/2010 Norway 1-0 (1-0) Portugal
08/10/2010 Portugal 3-1 (2-0) Denmark
12/10/2010 Iceland 1-3 (1-2) Portugal
04/06/2011 Portugal 1-0 (0-0) Norway
02/09/2011 Cyprus 0-4 (0-1) Portugal
07/10/2011 Portugal 5-3 (3-0) Iceland
11/10/2011 Denmark 2-1 (1-0) Portugal
07/10/2011 Bosnia Herzegovina 0-0 (0-0) Portugal
11/10/2011 Portugal 6-2 (2-1) Bosnia Herzegovina

Portugal Euro 2016 Squad

This was the final 23 man Portugal Euro 2012 squad, how many of these players will be around in 2016?

Goalkeepers: Rui Patricio (Sporting Lisbon), Eduardo (Benfica), Beto (CFR-Cluj).
Defenders: Bruno Alves (Zenit Saint-Petersburg), Fabio Coentrao (Real Madrid), Joao Pereira (Sporting Lisbon), Pepe (Real Madrid), Ricardo Costa (Valencia), Rolando (FC Porto), Miguel Lopes (Sporting Braga).
Midfielders: Hugo Viana (Braga), Joao Moutinho (FC Porto), Custodio (Sporting Braga), Miguel Veloso (Genoa), Raul Meireles (Chelsea), Ruben Micael (Real Zaragoza).
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Hugo Almeida (Besiktas), Helder Postiga (Real Zaragoza), Nani (Manchester United), Nelson Oliveira (Benfica), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas), Silvestre Varela (FC Porto).

Portugal Player Stats From Euro 2016 Qualifying

Portugal Player's Goal Stats

We will add Portugal's goalscorer stats from their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign after each qualifying match.

Portugal Players' Disciplinary Stats

We will add Portugal's disciplinary stats from their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign after each qualifying match.

Portugal Team Stats From Euro 2016 Qualifying

We will add Portugal's team stats from their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign after each qualifying match.

Portugal Recent European Championships Performances

Year Team Performance
2012 Eliminated In The Semi Final
2008 Eliminated In The Quarter Final
2004 Runners Up
2000 Eliminated In The Semi Final
1996 Eliminated In The Quarter Final

Portugal have a very strong record in recent European Championships, they have qualified from the groups on the last five occasions and even reached the final in 2004, only to be beaten by surprise package Greece. On the other four occasions Portugal reached two quarter finals and two semi finals and they clearly perform well on the big stage.

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