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.
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:
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|
|07/10/2011||Bosnia Herzegovina||0-0 (0-0)||Portugal|
|11/10/2011||Portugal||6-2 (2-1)||Bosnia Herzegovina|
This was the final 23 man Portugal Euro 2012 squad, how many of these players will be around in 2016?
We will add Portugal's goalscorer stats from their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign after each qualifying match.
We will add Portugal's disciplinary stats from their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign after each qualifying match.
We will add Portugal's team stats from their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign after each qualifying match.
|2012||Eliminated In The Semi Final|
|2008||Eliminated In The Quarter Final|
|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.