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Portugal at the World Cup

The 2022 World Cup was Portugal's 8th appearance at the World Cup, adding to appearances in 1966, 1986, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018.

Portugal's best performance at the World Cup to date is finishing third in 1966.

At their second appearance at the World Cup in 1986, the Portuguese went home after the first round despite a win against England. In 2002, their third appearance, Portugal again were eliminated in the first round, after an unexpected 1-0 loss to Korea Republic in their final group game.

Portugal has qualified for all World Cup tournaments since 2002.

Portugal will co-host the 2030 World Cup.


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