POR­TU­GAL

Daily Mail - - World Cup 2018 -

THE BOSS FER­NANDO SAN­TOS

Has hardly put a foot wrong since tak­ing over in 2014, win­ning Euro 2016.

THE STAR CRIS­TIANO RON­ALDO

Por­tu­gal’s cap­tain, tal­is­man and all-time top scorer is mo­ti­vated by a de­sire to keep prov­ing he is the best in the world. With that drive, Ron­aldo will drag Por­tu­gal as far as he pos­si­bly can.

THE PROSPECT BERNARDO SILVA

As one of Manch­ester City’s sup­port­ing cast, the 23-year-old winger will be fresh and rar­ing to go.

KEY STRENGTH

San­tos’ team are welldrilled and con­fi­dent, re­main­ing un­beaten at Euro 2016 and win­ning nine of their 10 qual­i­fiers.

BIG­GEST WEAK­NESS

They have three age­ing cen­tre backs. Bruno Alves, Pepe and Jose Fonte have an av­er­age age of 35.

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