After progressing to the Semi-finals of Euro 2012, Portugal have every reason to be confident of doing well at the 2014 World Cup. However, qualifying out of the group to get to the Second Round is a must for Paulo Bento's men.
Once they're in the last-16, they have a good chance of reaching for the quarter-finals and causing a potential upset or two to progress further still.
HOW PORTUGAL GOT TO THE 2014 WORLD CUP
After being edged out by just one point by Russia at the top of UEFA Qualifying Group F, Portugal had to endure a Playoff against Sweden.
As one of the seeded teams, Portugal gained home advantage for the first leg and duly ran out 1-0 winners. A Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick then cancelled out Zlatan Ibrahimovic's double in Sweden, to give Portugal a 4-2 aggregate win and a 2014 World Cup spot to go with it.
PORTUGAL MANAGER AND TRACK RECORD
Paulo Bento took over as Portugal manager after the 2010 World Cup - following a successful spell at Sporting Lisbon.
His country's best showing in five previous tournaments remains their debut World Cup appearance - as they finished in Third Place in 1966. The Euro 2004 runners-up also reached the semi-finals in 2006, but finished Fourth in Germany - after losing the Third Place Playoff against the hosts.
PORTUGAL KEY PLAYER
The current holder of the Ballon D'Or, Cristiano Ronaldo's award capped an extraordinary few seasons for the Portuguese captain.
Having already equalled Pauleta's haul of 47 goals in just 109 appearances, Ronaldo needs just one more strike to be named Portugal's all-time leading goalscorer this summer.
The Real Madrid talisman leads from the front for both club and country - as his Playoff hat-trick against Sweden proved - so expect Portugal to do very well in Brazil, if Ronaldo is firing on all cylinders.
PORTUGAL 2014 WORLD CUP BETTING TIP
Battling it out with Germany for the Group Winners spot, expect Portugal to reach the Second Round as runners-up of Group G.
That would see them face a Belgium side that is full of talent, but lacking major tournament experience. Portugal should prevail in that one, but expect them to be eliminated in the quarter-finals - as they fall short against Argentina in the last-eight.
PORTUGAL 2014 WORLD CUP SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Beto, Eduardo, Rui Patrício.
Defenders: Andre Almeida, Bruno Alves, Fabio Coentrao, Joao Pereira, Neto, Pepe, Ricardo Costa.
Midfielders: Joao Moutinho, Miguel Veloso, Raul Meireles, Ruben Amorim, William Carvalho, Rafa.
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Eder, Helder Postiga, Hugo Almeida, Nani, Varela, Vieirinha.