Updated: 27 September 2022
Spain vs Portugal: Head-To-Head Stats, Last 10 Matches Records, FIFA World Cup 2022 Groups, And Winning Prediction. Spain and Portugal have a very long history of rivalry not only politically but also in the world of football. The two teams took on each other for the first time in 1921 and ever since they have had a feisty battle whenever they clashed.
The most recent example of this was seen in the 2018 FIFA World Cup when the two sides met each other in the Group Stage and the match ended in a 3-3 draw. The match is remembered as one of the greatest individual performances of Cristiano Ronaldo in an International match as he scored a hattrick to secure 1 point for Portugal.
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In this match, we are going to analyze the rivalry between Spain and Portugal in numbers.
Spain vs Portugal: Head-to-Head Stats
- Total matches played – 39
- Matches won by Spain – 19
- Matches won by Portugal – 6
- Matches Drawn – 16
Spain vs Portugal: Records
- First Match: Spain 3-1 Portugal (18th December 1921)
- Largest Victory: Portugal 9-0 Spain (11th March 1934)
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Spain vs Portugal: Last 10 Encounters
|13 Feb 2002||Spain v Portugal||Drawn||1-1||International Friendly|
|06 Sep 2003||Portugal v Spain||Spain Won||0-1||International Friendly|
|20 Jun 2004||Portugal v Spain||Portugal Won||1-0||UEFA European Championship|
|29 Jun 2010||Spain v Portugal||Spain Won||1-0||FIFA World Cup|
|17 Nov 2010||Portugal v Spain||Portugal Won||4-0||International Friendly|
|27 Jun 2012||Portugal v Spain||Spain Won||0-0||UEFA European Championship|
|15 Jun 2018||Portugal v Spain||Drawn||3-3||FIFA World Cup|
|07 Oct 2020||Portugal v Spain||Drawn||0-0||International Friendly|
|04 Jun 2021||Spain v Portugal||Drawn||0-0||International Friendly|
|02 Jun 2022||Spain v Portugal||Drawn||1-1||UEFA Nations League|
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Spain vs Portugal: FIFA 2022 World Cup Groups
- Spain is in Group E: Spain, Germany, Japan, Costa Rica
- Portugal is in Group Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea
Spain vs Portugal: FIFA World Cup 2022 Prediction
First things first, Spain has been placed in a much more competitive group in the FIFA World Cup 2022 as compared to Portugal. They have been placed in Group E alongside Germany, Japan, and Costa Rica which is being called the Group of death and thus the Spaniards will not have it easy this time around.
Now coming to the comparison, Portugal is simply not at the level of Spain anymore now. Spain has a supremely talented young team managed by Luis Enrique whereas Portugal’s team, though star-studded, has lost its luster.
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Portugal barely managed to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup whereas Spain is one of the title contenders.
We thus think that if the two sides collide against each other in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Spain will get an easy win over Portugal.