Portugal match schedule 2023: Cristiano Ronaldo’s national football team next games, upcoming fixtures

Former European champions Portugal’s calendar year for 2023 is dominated by their push to qualify from Group J for Euro 2024 in Germany.

The Selecao are to concede a goal in the campaign at the time of writing (ahead of the September qualifiers), putting them in a strong position to go through.

National icon Cristiano Ronaldo, who now plays his club football for Al Nassr in the Saudi Pro League, is also aiming to add to his astonishing scoring record.

The Sporting News brings you the latest information regarding known Portugal fixtures throughout the 2023 calendar year.

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Portugal schedule for 2023 fixtures, matches

Portugal scored 10 times in three days without reply to start their calendar year, with Ronaldo scoring twice on each occasion in emphatic wins over Liechtenstein and Luxembourg as part of the team’s first matches since their surprise defeat to Morocco in the quarterfinals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup

It would require a series of upsets in the group for Portugal to fail to reach the finals automatically by finishing in the top two in the standings.

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Date Competition Match Location
Thu, Mar. 23 Euro Qualifiers Portugal 4-0 Liechtenstein Estadio Jose Alvalade
(Lisbon, Portugal)
Sun, Mar. 26 Euro Qualifiers Luxembourg 0-6 Portugal Luxembourg Stadium (Luxembourg City, Luxembourg)
Sat, Jun. 17 Euro Qualifiers Portugal 3-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Estadio da Luz (Lisbon, Portugal)
Tue, Jun. 20 Euro Qualifiers Iceland 0-1 Portugal Laugardalsvollur, (Reykjavik, Iceland)
Fri, Sep. 8 Euro Qualifiers Slovakia vs. Portugal Tehelne pole (Bratislava, Slovakia)
Mon, Sep. 11 Euro Qualifiers Portugal vs. Luxembourg Estadio Algarve (Algarve, Portugal)
Fri, Oct. 13 Euro Qualifiers Portugal vs. Slovakia Estadio do Dragao (Porto, Portugal)
Mon, Oct. 16 Euro Qualifiers Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. Portugal Bilino Polje (Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Thu, Nov. 16 Euro Qualifiers Liechtenstein vs. Portugal Rheinpark Stadion (Vaduz, Liechtenstein)
Sun, Nov. 19 Euro Qualifiers Portugal vs. Iceland Estadio Jose Alvalade
(Lisbon, Portugal)

Cristiano Ronaldo stats, goals for Portugal

Before the September qualifiers, Ronaldo had 123 goals for Portugal – making him the top scorer of all time in international football.

At that stage, generational rival Lionel Messi was on 103 for Argentina, closing in on the second-placed record of 109, held by Iran’s Ali Daei.

Ronaldo scored his first Portugal goal on his eighth international appearance, finding the net on home soil against Greece at Euro 2004.

He marked his 200th appearance by scoring the only goal of the game in Iceland in June and will have been pleased to see Luxembourg–- the nation he has been most prolific against, scoring 11 times – in the group.

Next up for Ronaldo is a game against Slovakia in Bratislava on September 8 before another meeting with Luxembourg in Portugal on September 11.

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