Your team not going to the 2018 World Cup? You want to become a fan of another team? You know your friends, but you want to get to know your enemies? Learn to love them? Euronews can help with our basic toolkit for the Portuguese national team.
Full name: Seleção Portuguesa de Futebol
Nickname: Equipa das Quinas (Quinas’ Team)
Emblem: Shield of Portugal above the cross with Christ’s five crucifixion wounds in the center
Supporters nickname: Lusitanos
HQ during the 2018 World Cup: Kratovo, Moscow
Portuguese Anthem (strong chorus saying “to the guns, to the guns, against the cannons marching on marching on”)
“Pouco importa Pouco importa Se jogamos bem ou mal Queremos é levar a taça Para o nosso PORTUGAL” (It doesn’t matter if we play good or bad. What we want is to take the Cup to our dear Portugal”)
“Cristiano ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo (on the rhythm of Seven Nation Army)
Key Supporters’ language
Offside: fora de jogo
Free Kick: livre direto
Goal kick: pontapé de baliza
Corner kick: pontapé de canto
Throw-in: lançamento lateral
Penalty kick: grande penalidade/penalty
The referee is blind: o árbitro está comprado (referee is bought)
Cheat: batota/ manha/ teatro (when a player fakes an injury)
Can we play you every week? Pezudos (Bigfoot – when they play badly)
Superfan: Nuno Gonçalves, musician. He plans to go to every Portugal's match.
Worst moment in World Cup history
Semifinal of the 1966 when Portugal lost to hosts England 1-2 and Eusébio left the field in tears after an extraordinary tournament.
Best moment in World Cup history:
Quarter finals in 1966: Portugal are losing 0-3 but 4 Eusébio goals turn it around before José Augusto made it 5-3 for the “magriços” who went on to the semis. It was an epic comeback!
Players to follow: Cristiano Ronaldo. Gelson Martins, Bernardo Silva, William Carvalho, Bruno Fernandes and Rui Patrício.
On social media:
Portuguese players are very active on Twitter/ Facebook/ Instagram
Cedric Soares: @OficialCedric
Raphael Guerreiro: @RaphGuerreiro
Ricardo Pereira: @ricbpereira
Adrien Silva: @adrien_silva23
João Mário: @joaome17
João Moutinho: @JoaoMoutinho
William Carvalho: @wllmcarvalho14
André Silva: @andrevsilva19
Bernardo Silva: @BernardoCSilva
Gelson Martins : @GelsonMartins_
Gonçalo Guedes: @gguedesoficial
Nelson Semedo: @_nelsonsemedo_
André Gomes: @aftgomes