Euro 2012 fact file – Portugal

After a great recent record in European Championships, reaching the quarter finals or better in the last four tournaments, Portugal are desperate to finally capture glory and live up to their potential in 2012. They take their place in Group B, the labelled ‘Group of Death’, alongside Holland, Germany and Denmark – the latter qualifying as winners from Portugal’s qualification group.

Paulo Bento’s side struggled early on in qualifying, with no wins from their first two games, which meant they had to rely on a somewhat comfortable 6-2 aggregate victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina in a play-off to reach Poland and Ukraine. Problems with Ricardo Carvalho and Jose Bosingwa, who have both fallen out with Bento, did not derail the Selec


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