COACH: Paulo Bento
WORLD RANKING: 5
QUALIFIED: Though play-offs
BEST EURO FINISH: Runners-up (2004)
PLAYING STYLE: Passing
STRENGTHS: Any team with Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani is going to create chances and bamboozle the opposition with quick feet and crazy tricks.
WEAKNESSES: Once again, they go into a major tournament without a decent striker.
Club: Real Madrid
This is C-Ron’s chance to prove he’s Europe’s undisputed No.1 superstar. Expect thunderbolts, jinking runs – and, of course, some famous Ronnie tantrums.
Teams can’t do their usual trick of using three men to mark Ronaldo, because if they do, Man United winger Nani will have the freedom to cause carnage on the other flank.
Population: 10.6 million
Official language: Portuguese
Best ever player: Eusebio
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