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Portugal's national football team (also known as A Seleccao, Seleccao das Quinas or Os Navegadores) represents Portugal in association football competitions vs. foreign national football teams. The national football team holds its home matches at the Estadio Nacional stadium (also known as Estádio do Jamor ) in Oeiras (near Lisbon) which has a capacity of 37,593 spectators.

in 1966, Portugal's national football team participated in the FIFA World Cup for the first time. It then took the team two decades before participating in a FIFA World Cup tournament again in 1986 and in 2002. However, the team was eliminated during the first round in both times. It was only 40 years after the team's first appearance in the FIFA World Cup in 1966 that Portugal's national football team advanced to the World Cup semi-final in 2006,

Being successful in the Euro 2004 tournament and the following FIFA World Cup in 2006, it was believed that Portugal's national football team will maintain its success in the Euro 2008 but the national team faced some problems in the last games and was eventually knocked out of Euro 2008 at the quarterfinal stage. Portugal's national football team has then qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, this made the 2000-2010 into the team's most successful decade for having qualified for all of the World Cups and Euro Cups in that decade.

in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Portugal was drawn in one of the toughest groups (known as the Group of Death) in the group-stage but managed to advance to the knockout stage in which it was defeated by Spain.

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