Ruben Dias, Bernardo Silva and Joao Cancelo
All three of our Portuguese stars are likely to feature throughout the tournament in a strong Portugal squad, especially after starting their opening win against Ghana.
Their advances through the group can be dependent on Cristiano Ronaldo’s form as he demands a starring role in every strip that he features in. If the free agent is banging in the goals, then Portugal will go far.
However, if not, Portugal can still rely on young stars such as Andre Silva, Joao Felix and Rafael Leao, who will all relish stepping up in the relatively large shadow.
It appears that his interview has not and will not affect the squad, with Piers Morgan’s best mate calling for the media to stop commenting on his controversial comments going forward.
Strong in defence with Dias marshalling the back four and Cancelo and Raphaël Guerreiro on either flank will be solid, protected by a strong central midfield selection.
Their biggest challenge will be an unpredictable group with opponents South Korea, Ghana and Uruguay. All teams are capable of beating Portugal, who are favourites to top the group.
Have tournament pedigree from Euro 2016 win and the 2019 UEFA Nations League final, so will know how to win a tournament.
Chance of winning the World Cup: Strong – The team is packed in quality and there is no real reason for them to go all way. We will need the City stars on form throughout.