But, as far as Portugal's line up goes, they can pick their best starting eleven as they are not missing any of their star players. Though, many experts may have talked about Germany as a strong contender, but, there are players for Portugal such as Meireles, Moutinho, Nani along with one of the world's best player – Ronaldo, who can take their team to glory.
With such players at their disposal, one can expect the game to be played in a high tempo, entertaining the fans all around the globe. Irrespective of the team, which loses the game, they still have a good chance to progress in the competition, as Ghana and the USA are lower ranked teams in the competition. The Germans with their vast experinced players would consider it to be a huge failure if they fail to top the group, defeating Portugal as well.
As far as Portugal's further progression into the competition is looked at, it more or less hinges on Ronaldo and his heroics. He can win games on his own and Portugal fans would be praying for the same.