Team analysis

Portugal

Portugal

UEFA Under 19 Championship 2017 - Portugal Headshots
No.PlayerBornPos.GEOCZESWENEDENGGSClub
1Diogo Costa19/09/1999Goalkeeper9090 9090 FC Porto (POR)
2Diogo Dalot18/03/1999Defender909029+9090 FC Porto (POR)
3Diogo Queirós05/01/1999Defender9090 9090 FC Porto (POR)
4Diogo Leite23/01/1999Defender 90 FC Porto (POR)
5Abdu Conté24/03/1998Defender909061*9078* Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR)
6Rui Pires22/03/1998Midfield9090 9090 FC Porto (POR)
7João Filipe30/03/1999Forward79*69*18+83*56*1 SL Benfica (POR)
8Gedson Fernandes09/01/1999Midfield7373*90901 SL Benfica (POR)
9Madi Queta21/10/1998Forward 90 12+ FC Porto (POR)
10Bruno Paz23/04/1998Midfield11+1+90 Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR)
11Mesaque Dju18/03/1999Forward34+90*72*77*75*1 SL Benfica (POR)
12Daniel Figueira20/07/1998Goalkeeper 90 Vitória SC (POR)
13Rui Pedro20/03/1998Forward9090 90902 Boavista FC (POR)
14Florentino19/08/1999Midfield 12+901+ SL Benfica (POR)
15João Queirós22/04/1998Defender9090909090 1. FC Köln (GER)
16Miguel Luís27/02/1999Midfield18+90907+15+ Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR)
17Rafael Leão10/06/1999Forward56*21+9013+34+1 Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR)
18Quina18/11/1999Forward72*78*17+90*90 West Ham United FC (ENG)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute

Hélio Sousa (Portugal):

We don't think that we have found the key for success because that key is always changing, all teams are finding something new, for the future, to have some success. The success for us is being in these final competitions – to give our best players in that generation that somebody new can have this final tournament, which is very important for their future. They arrive more confident, stronger, more able.

Portugal team analysis

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• 1-4-3-3 with two main blocks: Rui Pires (6) as part of defensive block, the rest attacking.
• Good balance between the lines.
• Interchanging of positions.
• Lots of flexibility with good tactical awareness of all players for each position.
• Good game organisation with each player aware of all roles and able to adapt.
• Clearly identifiable influence coming from the experience of the coach.