Euro 2012 team guide - Portugal

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Learn everything you need to know about Euro 2012 team Italy in this handy Newsround guide.

FIFA Ranking


European Championship Wins



'Selecção das Quinas' (National Team of the Shields)

National Anthem

'A Portuguesa' (The Portuguese') - Cristiano Ronaldo will probably stick his chest out even further than usual for this.


Paulo Bento

Key Players

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Cristiano Ronaldo (Forward, Real Madrid)

Ronaldo is a footballing master- big, strong and quick, with amazing skills.

He's the most expensive player ever- sold to Real Madrid for an estimated £80million!

A goal machine for his league team, and a natural leader for Portugal.

Many Manchester United fans still watch him and cry - because he left the Premier League team.

He'll carry the nation's hopes in what's being called the Group of Death!

Greatest Euro moment

Getting to the final when they hosted the tournament in 2004. We won't mention that they lost to Greece and that Ronaldo cried. We won't mention that.

Tournament Chances

Only qualified through the playoffs but if they can escape the group, you'd think a semi-final would be a certainty, especially if Ronaldo hits form.

Can England beat them?

Please not again! They've beaten England at Euro 2000 and on penalties at Euro 2004 and World Cup 2006. So probably not.