Portugal battle France tonight for a round 16 spot

By TPN/Lusa, in News, Football, Sport · 23-06-2021 11:22:00 · 0 Comments

The Portuguese football team today decides its future at Euro2020, against France, in Budapest, in the third round of Group F, which will decide who will go to the “round of 16”

Back at Puskas Arena, where they debuted in the competition with a victory over Hungary (3-0), the European champions will face the world champions at 8:00pm, at the same time as Germany faces the Hungarians in Munich.

Portugal's qualification for the “round of 16” is guaranteed in the case of a draw or victory over the French side and even a defeat by two goals difference will also place the Portuguese side into the next round, as one of the four best third-placed, since Hungary did not beat Germany.

For the duel with France, the national team will not be able to count on the full-back Nuno Mendes, who is sidelined with muscle problems, which means that the coach Fernando Santos has 25 players available for the ‘decision' in Budapest.

Portugal and France will play from 8:00 pm, at Puskas Arena, in the Magyar capital, in a match of the third round of Group F of Euro2020, which will be reffed by the Spaniard Antonio Mateu Lahoz.

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