Portugal has beaten France just once in their last 13 games against their European counterparts. It is a run that stretches back to 1975.
But that solitary victory was a significant one. It came in the final of the last European Championship. Midfielder Eder scored in extra time to clinch the trophy.
Also, Portugal boss Fernando Santos will be hoping that his side can do the same against France this evening. As they are looking forward to progress through to the second round.
France sits one point above them heading into this one. Also, Germany and even Hungary also still able to qualify. It is all to play for in Group F and that’s why this group is named as a group of death.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Euro 2020 fixture.
When is it?
The match will kick off at 12.30 am IST at the Puskas Arena in Budapest.
How can I watch it?
Sony Six and Sony Ten 2 are telecasting the matches of Euro 2020. For live streaming, you can use Jio Tv and Sony Liv.
Portugal, France Team news
Portugal is expected to have a full squad. They need to choose from them for their final group game. But Didier Deschamps’ France side will be without forwarding Ousmane Dembele for the rest of the tournament. Unfortunately, he picked up a knee injury in the draw with Hungary.
Portugal: Patrício; Semedo, Dias, Pepe, Guerreiro; Danilo, Sanches, Fernandes; Bernardo Silva, Ronaldo, Jota
France: Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernández; Pogba, Kanté, Rabiot; Griezmann, Benzema, Mbappé
If Portugal’s match with Germany is anything to go by, two European giants facing off in the group stage do not disappoint. Fernando Santos will know his side simply cannot allow the spaces to open up in their defense as they did in the defeat to the Germans, especially with the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema waiting eagerly. It is that fragility that makes Portugal susceptible, but you feel they may have enough attacking talent to earn a precious point here. 2-2.