As the team is able to survive in the eighth FIFA rankings, Portugal into one of the countries that are favorites to be the winner of Group F Euro 2016 Austria, Iceland and Hungary certainly should provide fierce resistance to scuttle Portugal, in order for the ticket to round of 16. Is Fernando Santos were the masterminds behind the strategy and team play Portugal. Before leading the national team nicknamed das Quinas selecao this, he managed to bring FC Porto won the league championship and deliver Greece to the round of sixteen at the 2014 World Cup event. He began his coaching career in 1987 with the club Estoril, having previously had to stop playing football as a right back at age 21. Fernando Santos was appointed to save the Portugal national team whose achievements slumped under the control of the previous manager, Paulo Bento. The coach immediately showed his skill, by leading the Portugal national team past the European Cup qualifier in 2016 with brilliant results. Victory 7 times out of 8 games, making Portugal managed to occupy the top of Group I. With the result that Portugal also swings with new hope to the finals of Euro 2016. Look at all the Portugal’s match schedule in the Euro Cup 2016 on this page (live on RCTI). In the history of the European Cup itself, accomplishments achieved by the Portuguese national team can be considered satisfactory, although never become a champion in this blue continent. Successful entry into the semi-finals in 1984, 2000 and 2012, they had to swallow the bitter pill of defeat and return empty-handed. Opportunities in 2004 when Portugal host also cannot be utilized properly. At that time the Selecao team managed to get rid of England in the quarter-finals and the Netherlands in the semi-finals. Unfortunately, they have to recognize the strength of the defense of Greece and received a 1-0 defeat. Rows of players that will be taken by Coach Fernando Santos on the European Cup this year also looks fresher, with the inclusion of some new faces to strengthen the national team of Portugal. But still the star players that become the foundation of this team is the presence of 31-year-old striker, Christiano Ronaldo. Although he has won various trophies with the club stands for, but unfortunately at the international level that none has been obtained with the team Ronaldo country. And opportunities available in the European Cup in 2016 will not be wasted to get at least one international trophy. Some new faces have been called up to the Portugal national team main squad of which is Renato Sanches, Jose Fonte, and Cedric. As Renato became the youngest player called up to the team to the Final Round of the European Cup in 2016. His performance was brilliant during play Benfica makes it deserves a place in the national team. In addition to a victory in the domestic league three years in a row, 18-year-old midfielder is also a star in the Champions League and made a big club like Bayern Munich are willing to spend money that does little to recruit him. Sporting Lisbon, Rui Patricio, entrusted to keep the underside of the crossbar Portugal national team. In the name of Fabio Coentrao defense does not arise because Real Madrid left-back is still injured. Rapahael Guerreiro was called in to help Pepe, Ricardo Carvalho and Jose Fonte escort line behind the Portugal national team. Danilo Pereira in midfield, Adrien Silva and Joao Moutinho will help keep the rhythm of the game and puts the ball into the front lines. Feeds the ball is ready to be accepted by Cristiano Ronaldo, who will duet with Ricardo Quaresma or Nani, in building the attack against the opponent. A matter of days lunges towards the Portugal national team at Euro 2016. We wait!