Portugal sprang several surprises when naming their squad on Friday for the midweek friendly with Cameroon.
We profile 2014 World Cup finalists Portugal as Cristiano Ronaldo looks to make his mark at an international tournament.
Cristiano Ronaldo carried Portugal to the World Cup by scoring a remarkable hat-trick in an extraordinary 3-2 win over Sweden.
Portugal coach Paulo Bento called up uncapped Sporting midfielder William Carvalho in his squad for the play-off with Sweden.
Portugal's hopes of securing automatic qualification for next year's World Cup suffered a major blow in a 1-0 loss to Israel.
Portugal are close to securing at least a World Cup playoff place but their untested back four will be under scrutiny against Israel.
Promising full backs Cedric and Andre Almeida earned first call-ups to Portugal's 25-man squad for the last two World Cup Group F qualifiers against Israel and
Portugal called up 22-year-old forward Nelson Oliveira and uncapped duo Lica and Anthony Lopes to replace injured players Danny, Hugo Almeida and Beto.
Portugal must avoid going into holiday mode too soon as they round off a long season with a tricky World Cup qualifier
Andre Martins received his debut call-up for Portugal when he was named in a 25-man squad for next week's World Cup qualifier
Manchester United winger Nani has been left out of Portugal's squad for the decisive World Cup Group F qualifiers against Israel and Azerbaijan after picking up
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Spain reached the final of Euro 2012 when beating Portugal 4-2 on penalties after 120 minutes of play in Donetsk failed to produce a goal.
Hugo Almeida will start in attack for Portugal in Wednesday's Euro 2012 semi-final clash with Spain in place of the injured Helder Postiga.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a third goal of Euro 2012 to give Portugal a merited 1-0 win over Czech Republic in their quarter-final in Warsaw.
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