Portugal vs France: Preview, Team News, Probable Line Up And Prediction

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Portugal vs France: Cristiano Ronaldo against Kylian Mbappe and a repeat of the Euro 2016 final will take place in the quarterfinals of Euro 2024 when France play against Portugal on Friday, July 5, 2024, at 8:00 p.m.

The Roberto Martinez men triumphed over Slovenia via penalty. The France national team qualified for the quarterfinals because of Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen’s own goal. 

Portugal vs France Preview

The match between Portugal and Slovenia was a horrible and happy moment for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

His attempt to score his first goal in Euro 2024 was made fruitless by Jan Oblak, who pulled an exceptional save to keep Slovenia in the game.

Before the end of the second half, Oblak saved a Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty which took the game to the extra 30 minutes.

Portugal vs France

The Emotional Cristiano Ronaldo shed tears, and his other national team players showed their utmost support for the Al Nassr striker.

However, Ronaldo scored during the penalty shootout and proceeded to beg the fans for missing his initial penalty.

Bernardo Silva and Bruno Fernandes scored the other penalties to put Portugal in the quarterfinals of the tournament. 

The Slovenia national team failed to score a single penalty against Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa, who saved three penalties. He was the first goalkeeper to save three penalties in a match.

If the Portugal national team succeed against the France national team, they will face either Germany or Spain in the semi-finals of Euro 2024.

Portugal’s shooting boot had abandoned them, with the country failing to score a goal in the last two matches. 

The France national team players are yet to score a goal from open play in the Euro 2024.

In the group stage of the competition, the France goals were from Austrian defender Maximilian Wober and Kylian Mbappe’s penalty.

The France national team secured a quarterfinal qualification after Kolo Muani’s effort took a wicked deflection off Belgium defender Vertoghen in the 85th minute of the match.

Apart from France’s difficulties in scoring goals, they had been exceptional at the back.

They kept their third clean sheet in four matches in the Euro 2024.

The only goal the France national team conceded in the Euro 2024 was a Robert Lewandowski’s penalty in the Group Stage.

Portugal vs France team news

For the Portugal national team, there are no fitness concerns going into the quarterfinals of the tournament. 

Portugal manager Roberto Martinez is expected to start the same XI he used against Slovenia. 

For the France national team, two players are out of the quarterfinals against Portugal. The first player is Adrien Rabiot, who was suspended after picking up the second yellow card of the tournament against Belgium.

The second French star who won’t be available for selection against the Portugal national team is Kingsley Coman, who left the France camp for the birth of his child.

Portugal vs. France Probable Starting Line Up

Portugal’s probable starting lineup:
Costa; Cancelo, Dias, Pepe, Mendes; Palhinha, Vitinha; Silva, Fernandes, Leao; Ronaldo

France Probable starting lineup:
Maignan; Kounde, Saliba, Upamecano, Hernandez; Kante, Tchouameni; Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe; Kolo Muani.

Portugal vs France Prediction

The Portugal national team had failed to score in the last two matches of Euro 2024. The France national team are capable of holding off any threat from Portugal’s attack.

Prediction: Portugal 0-1 France

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