World Football National Team Analysis｜Portugal National Football Team Equal to Cristiano Ronaldo
The 2022 World Cup is approaching. When it comes to football, the first thing that comes to mind is Cristiano Ronaldo. He can be said to be a rare player on the Portuguese national team. In Portugal's football history, it can even be divided into a golden age and a one-person period. However, Portugal's performance in the World Cup football game was eye-popping. After winning third place in the World Cup in 1966, there was no better result, but it had a strong performance in the European Cup. Let's introduce the Portuguese national football team now!
The strength of the European Cup is dazzling, but the World Cup has never achieved good results
Although the Portuguese national football team has not performed well in the World Cup, it has performed quite well in the European Cup and UEFA League in recent years. It won the European Cup in 2016 and the UEFA Nations League in 2018. With the blessing, the FIFA ranking of the Portuguese national team has been raised to third place in 2017-2018. However, when it came to the 2022 World Cup European qualifying match, it was unexpectedly defeated, and it fell into a situation where it was necessary to participate in the World Cup play-offs. Various unstable performances caused Portugal's FIFA football world ranking to drop to No.
Portugal's Golden Age World Cup has the best result since 2000
The best golden age of the Portuguese national football team was led by the famous players Luis Figo, Rui Costa, and Paulo Sousa, and Cristiano Ronaldo, who tried to cry at the beginning of the year, made the Portuguese national team in 2006. Get the record of the runner-up in the World Cup football match. At the time of the 2006 World Cup, they won 9 wins, and 3 and entered the World Cup final as the first place in the group. They also played against the Netherlands in the round of 16. The two teams had a gunpowder battle. In the end, Portugal defeated the Netherlands 1:0. It can be said that the 2006 World Cup was One of the best games in football. In the final World Cup third place, although they lost to stubborn Germany, they still successfully won third place, which is the second best result in history. After the World Cup, the leader Luis Figo and other souls retired one after another, and Portugal's golden age officially ended.
How will Portugal's national team shine in the World Cup without Cristiano Ronaldo?
Ironically, Ronaldo is a 5-time winner of the Ballon d'Or and a 5-time winner of the Footballer of the Year award. He is also increasingly hated by the local Portuguese football fans because of his sluggish performance in recent years. It even drew criticism from the media. Ronaldo was injured in the 2016 European Cup final, but he happened to let Portugal win the first European Cup championship, and therefore more people believe that it would be better without him.
The local Portuguese media even pointed out that whenever Cristiano Ronaldo played in the World Cup, the entire team had to be forced to change the formation to suit his performance, so when he played without him, the performance of the whole team would be more relaxed and more united.
In the end, the Portuguese national team still has many offensive candidates who can inherit the heavy responsibility of the football team's striker, such as B Fei, Joao Felix, and Andre Silva, these emerging players can be in 2022. The World Football Championship has brought about different changes, and I also look forward to a more dazzling era for the Portuguese national football team after Ronaldo's retirement.