Team analysis

Portugal

Portugal

Portugal squad
No.PlayerBornPos.AZESCOBELAUTNEDESPGSClub
1Diogo Costa19/09/1999Goalkeeper808080808080 FC Porto (POR)
2Diogo Dalot18/03/1999Defender8080 8080802 FC Porto (POR)
3Diogo Queirós05/01/1999Defender808080808080 FC Porto (POR)
4Luis Silva18/02/1999Defender 8013+ SL Benfica (POR)
5Rúben Vinagre09/04/1999Defender80 80808080 AS Monaco FC (FRA)
6Gedson Fernandes09/01/1999Midfield8069*11+8080801 SL Benfica (POR)
7João Filipe30/03/1999Forward8057*57*59*74*80 SL Benfica (POR)
8Miguel Luís27/02/1999Midfield48* 8032+22+25+2 Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR)
9José Gomes08/04/1999Forward59*73*3+8080807 SL Benfica (POR)
10Quina18/11/1999Midfield32+8069*48*58*79*1 West Ham United FC (ENG)
11Mesaque Dju18/03/1999Forward67*8023+8080*55*1 SL Benfica (POR)
12João Virginia10/10/1999Goalkeeper Arsenal FC (ENG)
13Diogo Leite23/01/1999Defender8080 67*8080 FC Porto (POR)
14Florentino19/08/1999Midfield8080 808080 SL Benfica (POR)
15Thierry Correia09/03/1999Defender 8080 6+ Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR)
16João Lameira19/04/1999Midfield 11+80 1+ FC Porto (POR)
17Rafael Leão10/06/1999Forward13+23+8021+ 1+ Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR)
18Mickael Almeida27/01/1999Forward21+7+77* Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)
22Luís Maximiano05/01/1999Goalkeeper Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Portugal coach Hélio Sousa

Coach: Hélio Sousa
10/10/73 
"The team was strong in all areas, played good football and converted that into goals. We were good with and without the ball and good at fast transitions, both attacking and defensive. The team had an identity and all the players could appear in the final third – a winger, a midfielder or a defender. We performed well and that was reflected in our results. But it is difficult to do that game after game."

Portugal team analysis

Portugal team analysis

• 1-4-3-3 with fluent combinations based on technique and movement
• Great variation in attacking play; wingers strong in 1 v 1 skills
• Wide players cutting in to open space for powerful overlaps by full-backs
• Quick transitions; well-coordinated high or midfield pressing
• High defence; strong centre-backs; good diagonal passing to wings
• José Gomes a natural predator with fast movement and aerial ability
• All-round talents in midfield, pushing into final third to support attacks