Portugal is a founding member of NATO and has been an EU member since 1986. It has two autonomous regions: the archipelagos of Azores and Madeira.
Portugal is mainland Europe's westernmost country and shares the Iberian Peninsula with Spain. Its population of roughly 10.5 million is predominantly Roman Catholic. From 1926 to 1974, an authoritarian dictatorship ruled the country. This is a collection of DW's latest content on Portugal.
Having already knocked Portugal out of the World Cup, Uruguay are looking to pull off another upset when they face France. Star strikers are in the spotlight, but Edinson Cavani is expected to miss out through injury.
Portugal will face Uruguay in the last 16 after a 1-1 draw with Iran, who almost knocked the European champions out in stoppage time. In Kaliningrad, Spain came from behind to eke out a tie with Morocco, topping Group B.