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World Cup Russia 2018: how to follow Portugal

World Cup Russia 2018: how to follow Portugal
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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

Chanting:

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

Goal: golo

Offside: fora de jogo

Game: jogo/partida

Foul: falta

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:

Hashtags:

Portuguese players are very active on Twitter/ Facebook/ Instagram

Ronaldo:@Cristiano

facebook.com/Cristiano

instagram.com/cristiano

Anthony Lopes:@AnthoLopesOL

facebook.com/Lopes.Anthony

Beto Pimparel:

facebook.com/betopimparelofficial

Rui Patricio:@Rui_Patricio1

facebook.com/Rui-Patricio-379050318848791

instagram.com/rpatricio1

Cedric Soares: @OficialCedric

facebook.com/cedric.soares.pagina.oficial

instagram.com/cedricsoares41

José Fonte:

facebook.com/F6NTE

instagram.com/f6nte

Mário Rui:

instagram.com/mariorui_6

Pepe: @officialpepe

facebook.com/Pepe

instagram.com/official_pepe

Raphael Guerreiro: @RaphGuerreiro

facebook.com/Raph.Guerreiro

instagram.com/raphaelguerreiro14

Ricardo Pereira: @ricbpereira

facebook.com/ricardopereiraofficial

instagram.com/ri_pereira

Rúben Dias:

facebook.com/RubenDias66

instagram.com/rubendias

Adrien Silva: @adrien_silva23

facebook.com/AdrienSilvaOficial

instagram.com/adriensilva23

Bruno Fernandes:

facebook.com/BrunoFernandesOfficial

instagram.com/brunofernandes.10

João Mário: @joaome17

facebook.com/JoaoMarioOfficial

instagram.com/joaome10

João Moutinho: @JoaoMoutinho

facebook.com/JoaoMoutinhoOficial

instagram.com/j.moutinho98

Manuel Fernandes:

facebook.com/ManuelFernandesOficial

instagram.com/mfernandes1818

William Carvalho: @wllmcarvalho14

facebook.com/WilliamCarvalhoOfficial

instagram.com/wcarvalho14

André Silva: @andrevsilva19

facebook.com/andresilva49

instagram.com/andresilva9

Bernardo Silva: @BernardoCSilva

facebook.com/BernardoSilvaOficial

instagram.com/bernardocarvalhosilva

Gelson Martins : @GelsonMartins_

facebook.com/GelsonMartinsOfficial77

instagram.com/gelsondany77

Gonçalo Guedes: @gguedesoficial

facebook.com/OficialGuedes

instagram.com/goncaloguedes15

Ricardo Quaresma:

facebook.com/RicardoQuaresma

instagram.com/ricardoquaresmaoficial

During games

@selecaoportugal

facebook.com/PORTUGAL

instagram.com/portugal

Nani: @luisnani

facebook.com/Nani

Eder:

facebook.com/Ederlopesoficial

instagram.com/ederlopesoficial

Nelson Semedo: @_nelsonsemedo_

facebook.com/OficialNelsonSemedo

instagram.com/nelsonsemedo50

André Gomes: @aftgomes

facebook.com/aftgomes

instagram.com/aftgomes21

@playmaker_PT

@atadei

@pmnribeiro

@BMRibeiro

@filicaetano