Why Joao Moutinho Is Under Most Pressure for Portugal at the World Cup

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Why Joao Moutinho Is Under Most Pressure for Portugal at the World Cup
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There are many players within the current Portugal squad that feel like they have something to prove.

A large reason for this is the underperformance of the national team in general.

Some players won't receive the recognition they feel they deserve until they can show their club form for their country.

There are others who have performed well for Portugal, but results haven't always reflected their individual contributions.

It's natural to assume that Cristiano Ronaldo will be under the most pressure as he appears to shoulder the burden of a nation.

Not only is he used to the spotlight, but as he has fitness concerns no one can expect too much.

Here are the reasons why midfielder Joao Moutinho will be under the most pressure.

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