Nickname: The Quinas Team
Best at the Women’s EURO: Group stage (2017)
Women’s EURO 2017: Group stage
Status on arrival at Women’s EURO 2022
Portugal is a country in full growth in women’s football, with clear progress at the senior and youth levels. In fact, women’s football has become a priority for the infrastructure, a huge support in terms of football and training to train more players. Portugal will enter the field to play each game until the end, without the pressure of the favorites, and hopes to create a surprise.
Who are the players from Portugal called up?
Goalkeeper: Inês Pereira (Servette), Patrícia Morais (Braga), Rute Costa (Famalicão)
defenses: Lúcia Alves (Benfica), Alicia Correia (Sporting), Carole Costa (Benfica), Catarina Amado (Benfica), Diana Gomes (Braga), Joana Marchão (Sporting), Sílvia Rebelo (Benfica)
mids: Andreia Norton (Braga), Andreia Faria (Benfica), Dolores Silva (Braga), Fátima Pinto (Sporting), Francisca Nazareth (Benfica), Tatiana Pinto (Levante), Vanessa Marques (Braga)
advanced: Ana Borges (Sporting), Carolina Mendes (Braga), Suzane Pires (Ferroviária), Diana Silva (Sporting), Jessica Silva (Benfica), Telma Encarnação (Marítimo)
Who is Portugal’s coach?
Francisco Neto. Appointed in February 2014, he took charge of a team that had never played a major finals tournament and is now gearing up for a second consecutive Women’s EURO.
Who is the captain of Portugal?
Dolores Silva. The natural successor of the historic Cláudia Neto team, the 30-year-old midfielder from Braga has played more than 100 plays. She is a key member of Francisco Neto’s team, which seeks to mix experience with youth. I play for clubs in Germany and for his experience he is notable from Spain to the others.
My favorite Women’s EURO memory
It has to be Portugal’s 2-1 victory over Scotland in Rotterdam at Women’s EURO 2017 – a kind of ‘We’re here’ moment and proof that the long years of work have paid off. I recently spoke to Carolina Mendes, goal scorer of the day, and she first confirmed that performances in that competition were presented in the way women’s football was viewed in Portugal.