Spain vs Portugal

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 2002Spain v PortugalDrawn1-1International Friendly
06 Sep 2003Portugal v SpainSpain Won0-1International Friendly
20 Jun 2004Portugal v SpainPortugal Won1-0UEFA European Championship
29 Jun 2010Spain v PortugalSpain Won1-0FIFA World Cup
17 Nov 2010Portugal v SpainPortugal Won4-0International Friendly
27 Jun 2012Portugal v SpainSpain Won0-0UEFA European Championship
15 Jun 2018Portugal v SpainDrawn3-3FIFA World Cup
07 Oct 2020Portugal v SpainDrawn0-0International Friendly
04 Jun 2021Spain v PortugalDrawn0-0International Friendly
02 Jun 2022Spain v PortugalDrawn1-1UEFA 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.