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15 Reasons You Should Be Cheering For Portugal This World Cup

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4. They also have aggressive midfielder Meireles. This is his last World Cup so he will be terrorizing the pitch.

You know, the one with the beard?

5. But all hope ultimately lies in goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

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Penalties have been deal breakers for Portugal in recent years. The performance of man guarding the posts will be critical.


14. But to the fans this year's squad is a team of destiny.

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At no other point in their history have they been so poised to win it all. Ranked 4th in FIFA standings, and have one of the world's greatest players on their roster the odds are in their favor.