By News Team
Last Updated: 15th June 2021
They weren’t heavily fancied to win the European Championship last time out, but against the odds Portugal proved to be triumphant at Euro 2016.
Five years later and, with that success under their belts, the reigning champions will be hopeful they can mount a similar campaign this summer.
Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t getting any younger but can still be the man to make a difference in big games, while he is supported by an impressive cast including the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Ruben Dias, Diogo Jota and Joao Felix.
Ahead of the Euros, we’ve taken a look at all you need to know about Portugal – from the Portugal squad announcement, to their upcoming fixtures, to the latest and best odds for Portugal.
Who’s in the confirmed line up for Portugal’s 2021 squad?
Portugal’s Euros squad has a heavy Premier League presence, with a number of players plying their trade in England. As well as Fernandes, Dias and Jota, Bernardo Silva, Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves are among the other players to also play in the Premier League. See below for who is in the Portugal squad.
Who do Portugal play next at the Euros?
As for the Portugal Euro fixtures, having been drawn alongside France, Germany and Hungary in Group F – the Group of Death – there are some tough matches ahead. They open their campaign against Hungary on June 15 before facing Germany on June 19 and then world champions France on June 23.
What are the odds that Portugal win the Euros?
Portugal are not one of the immediate frontrunners for glory this summer, but at odds of 8/1 to go all the way, a repeat of their 2016 triumph is certainly a possibility. Given the strong competition, getting out of Group F could still be a struggle. Portugal are 3/1 to finish top of the group, though France and Germany are better fancied to do so.
What’s the latest news on the Portugal football team?
As for team news, Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo has had to be omitted from the squad after having had to be placed in isolation. Portugal coach Fernando Santos has replaced Cancelo with Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot, who spent last season on loan at AC Milan and helped Portugal to the European Championship Under-21 final earlier this month.