Portugal’s players have suffered extreme poverty, notably homelessness, and social exclusion.
The Homeless World Cup team is selected at the National tournament. Portugal usually only select a men’s team.
The Portuguese squad wear the same jersey as the Portuguese National Team – and are recognized as official representatives of Portugal by the Portuguese Football Federation.
Portugal are currently ranked 3rd having achieved 3rd place in the overall competition in 2015 by defeating Brazil in one of the most intense matches of the competition. The squad won 11 out of 13 matches and scored 73 goals and allowed only 26. Their only losses were to close games to finalists Ukraine and Mexico.
Team Portugal 2016 (Men’s)
|Gonçalo José Silva Pinheiro Sequeira Dos Santos||Manager|
|Helder Manuel Correia Neto||Manager|
|Francisco Manuel Guerreiro Seita||Coach|
|Bruno Alexandre Saraiva Seco||Coach|
|Vitor José Cardoso Pereira||Player|
|Paulo Sérgio Mendonça Freitas||Player|
|Vitor Manuel Do Espirito Santo Rodrigues||Player|
|Rafael Alexandre Matos Rodrigues||Player|
|Raul Gonçalves Vieira||Player|
|Samuel Filipe Mendonça Melo Almeida||Player|
|Fábio Alexandre Fradinho Pacheco||Player|
|Elton Johny Da Veiga Gomes Pires||Player|
CAIS Association was founded in 1994 to support people suffering extreme poverty and social exclusion, notably those who are homeless, so they can regain independence and control of their lives. With 18 years of experience, CAIS distinguishes itself today through a unique and pioneering mission of inclusion and intervention. Futebol de Rua (Street Football) is the football-based programme run by CAIS Association. The team put together by the project first participated in the Homeless World Cup in 2004, and today Futebol de Rua is a nationwide project with a range of different activities.