Euro Cup: Portugal vs France Match Preview & Confirmed Lineups

Portugal vs France
Portugal vs France
Portugal vs France
EURO Grp. F - Round 3
Thu, Jun 24 2021
12:30 midnight Indian time
Puskas Arena
Match Finished

Portugal 2-2 France


30'(p): Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
 45+2'(p): Karim Benzema (France)
 47': Karim Benzema  (France)
 60'(p): Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

Portugal XI:  
Rui Patricio; Semedo, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro; Danilo, Moutinho, Sanches; B. Silva, Jota; Ronaldo
France XI: 
Lloris; Kounde, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez; Kante, Pogba; Tolisso, Griezmann, Mbappe; Benzema
Match Preview

The Portuguese national team will face the French national team on matchday  3 of Group F Euro 2020, Thursday (24/6/2021). Here are some data and facts behind the match at the Puskas Arena, Budapest.

France currently leads Group F standings with 4 points and a +1 goal difference. Below that, there are Germany (3 points; +1 goal difference), Portugal (3 points; +1 goal difference), and Hungary (1 point; -3 goal difference).

France has already qualified with a guaranteed 3rd place finish. France will finish as group winners if they win, or if a draw and Germany fail to beat Hungary. If France loses and Hungary wins, then 2nd place will be decided on the overall goal difference.

Meanwhile, Portugal will qualify if they don't lose. Portugal will finish as a group of winners if they win and Germany fail to beat Hungary. Portugal will finish in 4th place if they lose and Germany also loses.

Portugal and France last met in the UEFA Nations League in 2020. At the Stade de France in October, they drew 0-0. In Lisbon in November, France beat Portugal 1-0 through N'Golo Kante's lone goal.

Portugal lost 11 times and only won 1 in their last 13 meetings with France (W1 D1 L11), but they won one victory in the Euro 2016 final with a 1-0 score through Eder's extra-time goal.

Overall, the Portugal national team lost 19 times and won only 6 in 27 meetings with France so far (W6 D2 L19), scoring 29 goals and conceding 50 goals.
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