Not Cristiano, this is Portugal key player in Qatar

This player is also very important to Portugal in Qatar

This player is also very important to Portugal in Qatar

Portugal started its campaign in the world cup with a 3-1 victory over Hungary in 1966, that was the country's first ever match at the mundial. Since then the ambition of winning the trophy has been nursed. The closest to winning was during the era of the great Eusebio da Silva Ferreira and that was the time Portugal first gained qualification to the world cup.

Then the team won all its group stage matches including a 3-1 victory over powerful Brazil, where Eusebio scored a brace. The quarter final match against North Korea was turned to the Eusebio show, as the Portuguese scored four goals to ensure his country defeated the Asian by 5-3. However, the world cup dream was halted by England.

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England beat Portugal by 2-1 in the semi-final. Portugal took consolation in the third place as they pipped Soviet Union by the same score line. That was the highest place the team has reached till date. It is worthy of mention that the 9 goals scored by Eusebio still stands as Portugal all time top scorer in the world cup and he is trailed by Cristiano who has 8 hgoals to his name.

Portugal however, got their revenge over England at the quarter final of the 2006 edition in Germany, the second time Portugal was impressive in the mundial. After a barren draw against another England golden generation, the team won 3-1 via penalties but hts run was halted by France, courtesy of a lone goal. Portugal also lost to Germany in the third place.

The key player in Portugal squad

Now in Qatar, Portugal superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored a goal in the competition (penalty kick against Ghana) as the country search for the coveted trophy. Cristiano at 37 years of age is playing towards the end of his career and that is evident on the field of play. However, the team has found another key player, Bruno Fernandes who has scored two goals already in Qatar.

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