Portugal vs USA: Portugal out of the FIFA Women’s World Cup

Written By Manuel Poças

The Portuguese women’s soccer team has been eliminated from the 2023 FIFA’s Women’s World Cup after a 0-0 draw with the United States on August 1.

This was the first time the Portuguese Women’s team qualified for the World Cup. Unfortunately, the dream is already over. Portugal was eliminated after the last game of the group stage.

Portugal was in Group E, along with the Netherlands, the United States of America, and Vietnam.

Both teams played well, and the Portuguese forward Ana Capeta even took a shot that hit the post during extra time. According to critics, it was the best moment of the game. A goal would have been a disaster for the 4-time world champion, the United States, which would have found their placement reversed with Portugal.

Stay up to date
Subscribe To Portugal.com's Newsletter

Receive the latest news, travel information, stories, offers and more!

Invalid email address
Give it a try. You can unsubscribe at any time.

In the group stage, a win is equivalent to 3 points, a draw equivalent to 1, and a loss to 0.

After the 1-0 loss against the Netherlands and a 2-0 victory against Vietnam, the Portuguese team needed to win against the US. Considering that the Netherlands had a win against Portugal, a draw against the US, and won the last game against Vietnam, tying was not enough for Portugal to place in the Top 2 in order to advance.

Because of the draw against the US, Portugal finished the group stage in third place with 4 points. The United States was second with 5 points, and the Netherlands won the group with 7 points.

Join our FB group Portugal Travel & Living for all things Portugal and news updates

Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Follow Us


Most Popular

Guide to Renting in Portugal

Moving to a new country like Portugal comes with its challenges, despite the country's 300 days of sun and inviting community. One of the...

Tax Considerations for Americans Moving to Portugal: What You Must Know

When it comes to taxes, Americans moving to Portugal find themselves navigating a unique set of rules. Unlike many countries, the United States is...

Portuguese President vetoes housing program, prolonging Golden Visa availability

The Portuguese President of the Republic vetoed the program “Mais Habitação” (More Habitation), which was created to tackle the ongoing housing crisis.According to a...

Latest Articles