The president of the Portuguese Football Federation, Fernando Gomes, said coach Fernando Santos will have full control over Portugal’s squad for the World Cup.
This year, Portugal comes to Qatar with the ambition of winning the championship. Portugal’s highest achievement at the World Cup was Third Place in 1966. With the current extremely strong squad, they are considered as candidates for the championship.
Although there are many talented young players and many big stars, Fernando Santos’ biggest problem is whether to remove Cristiano Ronaldo or not. The reason is that in the 2022/23 season, he played very badly.
CR7’s chance to go to Qatar increased when Liverpool’s Diogo Jota was injured and missed the tournament. Recently, the president of the Portuguese Football Federation, Fernando Gomes, confirmed that they had absolutely no influence on the decisions of coach Fernando Santos. Thus, the 68-year-old strategist will have full authority to decide who is excluded from the squad to Qatar.
Fernando Gomes when asked if Portugal has Ronaldo, replied: “Ronaldo will definitely be called up to the national team? Sorry, that’s not a question for me to answer. I never interfere in the coach’s expertise. My job is purely for management.”
Regarding Portugal’s ambitions at the biggest football festival on the planet, Fernando Gomes added: “I expect the Portuguese team to be able to go deep, win this tournament. With the talents that we have. I have, Portugal must think bigger, farther”.
“Winning the World Cup is difficult, but we won Euro 2016. We all know that in big tournaments like this, there is always a thin line between victory and defeat. I try to win, and I believe in it.”
On November 10, coach Fernando Santos will announce the squad.
World Cup 2022 Most Expensive Team
Qatar 2022 will have a lot of the most expensive players in the world. So, which team has the most expensive squad? 32 teams will come to Qatar with a dream. The tournament will feature the best and most valuable soccer talent on the planet.
Using data on the market value of players from Transfermarkt, the most expensive squad at the 2022 World Cup will be England.
The Three Lions have many players valued at 80 million euros or more, including Harry Kane, Phil Foden and Jadon Sancho, with a total squad value of 1.41 billion.
The next most expensive squad is that of Brazil, the tournament’s No. 1 champion candidate. With stars like Neymar, Jesus, Raphinha, Antony… Selecao is valued at 1.14 billion euros for the entire squad.
In third place is the French team with 1.07 billion euros, thanks largely to players like Kylian Mbappe, Christopher Nkunku, Raphael Varane, Kingsley Coman and Jules Kounde.
Next is Portugal with 829 million euros, Spain with 811 million euros, Germany with 750 million euros, Argentina with 609 million euros, Belgium with 542 million euros, the Netherlands with 469 million euros and Uruguay with 420 million euros .
Who is the most valuable player at the 2022 World Cup?
In terms of individual players, the most expensive player in Qatar is Kylian Mbappe of France, valued at 160 million euros. Second place is Vinicius Junior with 120 million euros, Phil Foden (110 million euros), Pedri, Federico Valverde, Jamal Musiala, Jude Bellingham (with 100 million euros)…
How much money will the 2022 World Cup winning team receive?
The question of how much money the 2022 World Cup champion will receive is of great interest to many people.
The 2022 Qatar World Cup is less than two weeks away – a World Cup different from other World Cups, both in terms of venue and schedule. This is the first time the tournament has taken place in winter (November 20 to December 18). This is the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup and 32 teams will be looking to put a new star on their jerseys.
FIFA explained in April how much money the winner will receive.
The team that reaches the final of the 2022 Qatar World Cup and wins the championship will win 38 million euros. This figure is 4 million euros higher than the 2018 World Cup, but smaller than the total value of the largest eSport tournament in history – The International 2021.
Meanwhile, the runner-up will earn 27.27 million euros. The third-placed team will collect €24.45 million and the fourth-place team will earn €22.64 million. In addition, the team that reaches the quarter-finals will pocket 15.40 million and the teams that reach the 1/8 round will be awarded 11.7 million euros.