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Continent


Portugal
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Area

92,090 km

Population

over 10 million

Known for

Cristiano Ronaldo
Semifinal: 1966 and 2006
UEFA Euro 2016 champion
Winner of 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

Portugal is the westernmost country in Europe. It borders only one country, Spain, to the east. Portugal has an area of 92,090 km and a population of over 10 million. Portugal is also known for football great Cristiano Ronaldo.

Sports

Portugal's most popular sport is football. The Portugal national football team qualified for six FIFA World Cups, including four consecutive from 2002 to 2014. Their best result was making the semifinals in their debut in 1966 and 2006. The 7-0 win over North Korea in the 2010 FIFA World Cup was one of the biggest Portugal moments. Portugal won the UEFA Euro 2016 championship held in France, defeating the host team 1-0 after extra time. The women's team shares less success than the men's team as it often struggles in qualifying.

The Portugal women's national football team always struggles in the qualifying stages of the FIFA Women's World Cup and the UEFA Women's Euros. However the Portuguese women's football team qualified for the UEFA Women's Euro 2017, the same year as their first Eurovision win.

References

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