Portugal and Chile football teams are making debut in FIFA Confederations Cup. Portugal qualified as Champions of UEFA Euro, while Chile qualified after winning 1st Copa America title. Don’t forget to see all qualified teams of this competition. Although they are playing the first ever edition of this competition, but other teams are well aware of their remarkable form. Chile have impressed whole football world in last three years. It would be not incorrect to say that this is probably the best Chile National Football Team. On the other hand, Portugal created history in 2016 after winning their first UEFA Euro.
Portugal and Chile are making debut in Confederations Cup 2017
Portugal: Due to presence of Germany, Spain, Italy, hosts France and other giants of Europe, Portugal were not the favorites to win the UEFA Euro Championship. Despite this, The Navigators done the impossible. The players had faith in their new coach Fernando Santos who assisted the nation to claim the first ever Euro trophy for Portugal. They will play group games against Russia, Mexico and New Zealand in Group A. Have a look on group a preview of FIFA Confd. Cup 2017.
Despite finishing at third in Group F, Portugal qualified into the quarter finals. The Navigators were the only undefeated throughout the competition. The Portuguese Renato Sanches was named as the best young player of the tournament.
Chile: Copa America 2015 hosted by Chile. Taking home support advantage, Chile played beautiful football throughout the campaign met Argentina in the final. The final went goalless and penalties decided winner of the competition. Chile scored all penalties, but Argentina’s Lionel Messi was the only penalty scorer. Hence Chile won their first Copa America title by 4-1 and booked place for Confederations Cup 2017. Chile are in Group B of FIFA Confd. Cup 2017. You can read Confederations Cup 2017 group b preview.
Chilean Eduaro Vargas and Paolo Guerrero of Peru were the top goal scorers of Copa America 2015. Both players scored 4 goals each. Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo won the Best Goalkeeper award.