Portugal at the 2018 World Cup: Schedule, scores, how to watch Cristiano Ronaldo, TV and live stream, players to watch

The 2018 World Cup is underway. CBS Sports will have you covered for each game, all the important news and more, as well as profiles of all of the teams.

In a thrilling match, Portugal survived a late onslaught from Iran to eke its way out of group play with a 1-1 draw. Iran scored on a penalty kick in the waning stages of the match, but Portugal was able to advance with a hearty performance.

Unfortunately for Cristiano Ronaldo's team, they didn't have enough to get past Uruguay in the round of 16, ending their run in the 2018 World Cup.

Here's what you should know about Portugal at the World Cup.

Competition history

World Cup appearances: 7
Best finish: Third place, 1966
Last World Cup: Group stage

Matches

Friday, June 15: Portugal 3, Spain 3  
Wednesday, June 20: Portugal 1, Morocco 0
Monday, June 25: Portugal 1, Iran 1

Saturday: June 30: Uruguay 2, Portugal 1 in round of 16

Roster

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An aging defense is Portugal's biggest concern entering the 2018 World Cup. Getty Images

Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes (Olympique Lyonnais), Beto (Goztepe SK), Rui Patricio (Sporting CP)

Defenders:  Bruno Alves (Rangers), Cedric (Southampton), Jose Fonte (Dalian Aerbin), Mario Rui (Napoli), Pepe (Besiktas), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund), Ruben Dias (Benfica), Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City)

Midfielders: Adrien Silva (Leicester City), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Bruno Fernandes (Sporting CP), Joao Mario (West Ham United), Joao Moutinho (Monaco), Manuel Fernandes (Lokomotiv Moscow), William (Sporting CP)

Forwards: Andre Silva (AC Milan), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Gelson Martins (Sporting CP), Goncalo Guedes (Valencia), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas)

Best Player

Come on. It's Cristiano Ronaldo. The superstar striker may be 33 years old but he hasn't lost a step. His unbelievable physical form means he's just as good now, if not better, than in the past. He's still fast, brilliant with the ball at his feet and absolutely clinical inside the box. He, as always, will be counted on big time to be the man in attack. 

Player to watch

It's Goncalo Guedes. He's a guy I've watched play over 30 times this season at Valencia, on loan from PSG, and the move paid off. At PSG, with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, chances to play would be limited.  So he goes on loan to Spain where he may stay after this season, and he completely tears it up. He's so unbelievably fast, and at 21 years old, he's got the potential to be one of the world's best. He can get down the wing, but what he does best is cut inside and create chances for himself and others. Working with Ronaldo and potentially Andre Silva in attack, he can be another creative force for this team in Russia. 

For a complete calendar of World Cup matches in Spanish, visit our sister site, CNET.com.

CBS Sports Writer

Roger Gonzalez is an award-winning writer based in Virginia that has covered pro soccer from Europe's top clubs to Argentina's first division. Roger started out his pro soccer writing career with Goal.com... Full Bio

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