So you are judging Portugal from the last 4 years? The Euro 2012 wasn't within the last 4 years? We gave Spain the biggest run for their money (besides Brazil) 2 years ago, but that is tossed because we rest on our laurels, use new players and go into third gear during qualifiers. But when it comes to do or die in the World Cup would you rate Netherlands higher? Or Russia? Denmark topped us in Euro 2012 qualifiers how did the actual Tournament go for the Danes when we played them? I rate Germany, Spain, France and Italy ahead of us because they can beat us, much like we can beat the rest of Europe, when it matters. If you want to rate this based on popular opinion or qualifiers, go ahead. But would you put money on any team not named Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Brazil, Argentina over Portugal? Top 6 we are not, but we would be a strong candidate. Ranked 10-15? That is laughable. We would need to be in the group of death, with the other group of death as our round of 16 opponents to realistically not make the quarters.