Portugal’s form leading up to the competition has been poor to say the least considering how strong a side they have got, having to fight to qualify for the competition after group stages in the play off round with 7 others teams. They are in Group B which contains Germany, Holland and Denmark which is considered the group of death for the 2012 tournament and if they carry on playing the way they have in recent matches then it looks like they will not be seeing the quarter finals.
With players like Cristiano Ronaldo (who is captaining the side), Nani and Pepe there is no reason why Portugal should struggle and makes it hard to understand why they have recently. They never have won the Uefa Euro Championship but did reach the final in 2004 and lost out to Greece.
Portugal Euro 2012 Fixtures