Portugal in penalty shootouts at FIFA World Cup: Records, stats, saves and goals

Portugal has faced just one penalty-shootout in its World Cup history, which came in the 2006 quarterfinal against England. Portugal won the shootout 3-1.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal scores the winning penalty in a penalty shootout at the end of the FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 Quarter-final match between England and Portugal played at the Stadium Gelsenkirchen on July 1, 2006, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal scores the winning penalty in a penalty shootout at the end of the FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 Quarter-final match between England and Portugal played at the Stadium Gelsenkirchen on July 1, 2006, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. | Photo Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Portugal has faced just one penalty-shootout in its World Cup history, which came in the 2006 quarterfinal against England. Portugal won the shootout 3-1.

Penalty shootouts, especially in a World Cup, are the ultimate test of a player’s mental strength and ability to perform under pressure.

Portugal has been part of just one penalty shootout in its World Cup history, which came in 2006 against England.

Portugal vs England, 2006

It was a quarterfinal match between Portugal and England, which finished goalless after 120 minutes of football.

Simao got Portugal off to a good start by scoring the first penalty, while Frank Lampard failed to score from England’s first spot-kick.

Hugo Viana and Armando Gonçalves Teixeira (Petit) missed the subsequent penalties for Portugal, but Helder Postiga successfully converted his spot-kick. For England, Owen Hargreaves scored, but Steven Gerrard and James Carragher missed their penalties.

It all came down to Cristiano Ronaldo. He delivered by scoring the penalty, sending Portugal into the semifinals. Portugal got a 3-1 win, and England’s dismal record of World Cup penalty shootouts continued.

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