May 20, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup teams: Portugal (UEFA), prominent players in 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying (theoretical best XI for Portugal, with 4 other player-options listed).

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Portugal national team. UEFA (Europe). Nickname: A Selecção (the Selection). Home jersey: deep red with green trim.
-Portugal is in Group G (with Germany, Ghana, and United States), ‘2014 FIFA World Cup Group G‘ (
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification: 6th qualification out of 19 tries (1930, did not enter). Portugal has qualified for the World Cup in: 1966, 1986, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014.
Previous WC finish: 2010, Round of 16 (1-2-1). Highest finish: 1960, Third Place (5-0-1).

Population of Portugal: 10.4 million {2012 estimate}. Capital and largest city: Lisbon, metro area pop. 3.0 million {2011 est.}.

-Portugal coach, Paulo Bento. Paulo Bento.
-Portugal squad captain, LW Cristiano Ronaldo (of Real Madrid). Cristiano Ronaldo.

Below: Theoretical Best XI for Portugal (with 4 other player-options further below) -
Photo and Image credits above -
Portugal 2014 jersey, photo from
Portugal/EU map, by NuclearVacuum at ‘File:EU-Portugal with islands circled.svg‘ (
Portugal map by NordNordWest at ‘File:Portugal location map.svg‘; Madeira (Portugal) map also by NordNordWest at ‘File:Portugal Madeira location map.svg‘ (
Paulo Bento, photo by Mario Cruz/EPA via
Rui Patrício (Sporting CP), photo unattributed at
João Pereira RB (Valencia), photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images Europe via
Pepe CB/DCM (Real Madrid), photo by David Ramos/Getty Images Europe via
Bruno Alves CB (Fenerbahçe), photo unattributed at
Fábio Coentrão LB/DCM/LMF (Real Madrid), photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images Europe via
João Moutinho DM (AS Monaco), photo by EPA via
Raul Meireles CM (Fenerbahçe), photo by EuroFootball/Getty Images via
Miguel Veloso DM (Dynamo Kyiv), photo unattributed
Nani RW (Manchester United), photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images Europe via
Hélder Postiga FW (Valencia/Lazio), photo by
Christiano Ronaldo LW (Real Madrid), photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images Europe via
Other player-options,
Josué AMF/RW/LW (Porto), photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images Europe via
Neto CB (Zenit), photo by Anna Volkova at
Hugo Almeida FW (Beşiktaş), photo by Getty Images via
Silvestre Varela LW (Porto), photo by George Herringshaw via
Thanks to the contributors at ‘2014 FIFA World Cup qualification‘ (
Thanks to the contributors at ‘Portugal national football team‘ (
Thanks to, for player-position details.
Thanks to, for recent squad line-ups (with positions-on-the-field graphics), at

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