Portugal's matches at Stade de France
About the Portuguese football team
The Portuguese team consists of the selection of Portuguese professional football players. These players represent their country in various international competitions.
In Portuguese, the team is also called "Seleção portuguesa de futebol". The team, founded in 1921, played its first game that year. Headquartered in Lisbon, its current President is the agronomist, Fernando GOMES DA SILVA. It is identified through its colours of red, green, white and blue and its emblem consisting of the Order of Christ, a cup and of five blue crowns. The former Portuguese soccer player Fernando Santos is the current coach of the team and has been since September 2014. The Portuguese team uses the biggest stadia in the country, namely Estádio da Luz, Estádio do Dragão and Estádio José Alvalade XXI. Also known as "Seleção das Quinas" or "A Seleção," the Portuguese team's record includes six final phases of the World Cup and six final phases of the European Championship. It was ranked fourth at the 1996 Olympic Games. In March 2016, it was seventh in the FIFA world rankings. Players such as Luís Figo, Pauleta, Fernando Couto and Eusébio created this team's reputation. But, during a PORTUGAL Match at Stade de France, football fans will also enjoy the talents of the current top scorer and captain of Seleção das Quinas, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Portugal's previous matches at Stade de France
On 11 October 2014, the French and Portuguese national teams played a friendly at Stade de France. At the end of this Euro 2016 warm-up game, France emerged victorious with two goals against one goal for Portugal.
On 25 April 2001, in Saint-Denis, a friendly match pitted Roger Lemerre's French team against the Portuguese team of António Oliveira. During this PORTUGAL Match at Stade de France, the two teams were separated by a final score of 0-4.