Coming off their impressive and historic Euro 2016 championship run, Portugal is back in a major tournament and is looking to get more silverware. Sure, they haven’t faced big competition since last summer and lost to Switzerland and Sweden, but Portugal is ready to have a deep run in their 1st appearance in the competition as they are the clear favorites to win it all from Group A. Manager Fernando Santos has done a good job since replacing Paulo Bento after Portugal’s disappointing World Cup exit in 2014, earning a record of 23-4-8 and winning that luxurious Euro 2016 title.
Cristiano Ronaldo said it would be a dream win for him to win the Confederations Cup with Portugal. “It will be the 1st time Portugal will compete for the Confederations Cup trophy”, Ronaldo told FIFA. Obviously, it’s a dream to win, but we know it’s going to be hard as some great teams will be there. But in football everything is possible “.
Player(s) to watch: Bernardo Silva/Adrien Silva
The obvious pick here would be Cristiano Ronaldo since he’s such a great player and he’s proven to perform well when the pressure is on him. But, Bernardo Silva and Adrien Silva are who should be looked upon. Both players have made a big move in the Summer Transfer Window to Manchester City and AC Milan, respectively. Now is the time for them to prove their worth the money and shine on the big stage as this will be their 1st appearance in the Confederations Cup.
Portugual will win Group A and win the Confederations Cup. They have so much talent across all the positions compared to the other teams. They have arguably the best player of all time in Cristiano Ronaldo, who is hungry to win another trophy for his country, adding to his already stacked resume. They’ll win all three of their match-ups and go on to beat Germany in the semifinals, and then Chile in the final.