Portugal vs France

Portugal vs France Preview, Prediction, Lineups and Team News | Euro 2024


  • Tournament: Euro 2024
  • Date: Friday, July 05
  • Kick-off Time: 08:00 pm GMT
  • Venue: Volksparkstadion, Germany

Portugal national football team will battle it pout with the France national football team in the quarter-final clash of the Euro 2024 campaign at the Volksparkstadion. It will be a closely contested encounter but France are expected to secure a qualification to the quarterfinals given the sheer amount of talent at their disposal.

Portugal national football team will aim for a positive outcome on Friday against a side that has showcased their dominance in Euro 2024 this summer. This Portugal side have supremely talented individuals in their roster and the manager will be too cautious to tinker with his side against France. Cristiano Ronaldo will be aiming to end his international goal drought in this tie.

Meanwhile, the France national football team have produced another uninspiring performance against Belgium but secured a position in the quarter-final with an own goal from the Red Devils. Deschamp’s men now appear to have a real challenge on their hands as they have struggled to muster any sense of stability in this summer tournament.

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Portugal vs France Team News

Portugal Squad
Portugal Squad (Getty Images)

Portugal national football team news

There are no suspension or injury concerns for Roberto Martinez. Cristiano Ronaldo who missed a match-winning penalty in their last game against Slovenia will aim to end his longest run without a goal in an international tournament.

France national football team news

France Squad
France Squad (Getty Images)

France captain Kylian Mbappe will earn his 83rd cap for Les Blues in this tie. Midfielder Adrien Rabiot who has been a mainstay in Deschamps squad will serve a one-match suspension in the quarter-finals. Real Madrid’s Eduardo Camavinga is the first contender to replace him in the midfield. Arsenal man William Saliba will retain his place with Liverpool’s Ibrahima Konate for the quarter-final tie.

Predicted Lineups

Portugal national football team Predicted lineup:

Costa; Cancelo, Dias, Pepe, Mendes; Vitinha, Palhinha; B. Silva, Fernandes, Leao; Ronaldo

France national football team Predicted lineup:

Maignan; Kounde, Upamecano, Saliba, Hernandez; Rabiot, Kante; Dembele, Griezmann, Barcola; Mbappe


The two sides have faced off 28 times in the past, with Portugal winning only six times and France winning a whopping 19 times. The other three games between both sides ended in a draw.

Last five results:

Portugal 2-2 France – UEFA Euro Championship – June 23, 2021
Portugal 0-1 France – UEFA Nations League – November 14, 2020
France 0-0 Portugal – UEFA Nations League – October 11, 2020
Portugal 1-0 France – UEFA Euro Championship – July 10, 2016
Portugal 0-1 France – International Friendly – September 4, 2015

Key Players to Watch out for

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo (Getty Images)

The Al Nassr striker is one of the first names on the Portugal national football team sheet. Ronaldo was once again in the limelight after he had the chance to give Portugal the lead in the first period of extra time against Slovenia. But he squandered the golden opportunity as his effort was superbly saved by Jan Oblak. He is Portugal’s all-time record goalscorer but is yet to end his goalscoring drought on the international stage.

Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe (Getty Images)

The French forward scored a penalty against Poland in Portugal’s final group game of the Euro 2024 campaign. Mbappe scored his first-ever Euro goal as the Real Madrid superstar failed to find the back of the net in Euro 2020. The 25-year-old who sustained a nose injury in the opening game of the campaign is struggling with his peripheral vision after wearing his third mask of the competition.

Portugal vs France Prediction

Portugal’s national football team are favourites for this tie despite scoring their lacklustre performance against Slovenia in their last game. Slovenia took the Euro 2016 winners all the way before Portugal’s Diogo Costa came up good in the penalty shootout saving all three Slovenia penalties. We can expect a close encounter between both sides.

France’s national football team, meanwhile, are favourites for this tie despite scoring only three goals so far in the Euro 2024 campaign. The Les Blues were disappointed to finish second in their group behind eventual group winners Austria after enduring a 1-1 stalemate with Poland in the final group fixture. But they edge past Belgium in the knockout rounds to progress to the quarter-finals.

Predicted Score: Portugal 1-2 France 

Where to Watch Portugal vs France Live?

QWhere to watch Portugal vs France live in India?

The Portugal vs France game will be televised on Sony Network/SonyLiv.

Q. Where to watch Portugal vs France live game in UK?

The game between Portugal and France will be live on Channel 4 in UK.

Q. Where to watch Portugal vs France in USA?

The match between Portugal and France will be available on FOX Sports.

Q. Where to watch the Portugal vs France game in France?

The Portugal vs France will be live across TF1 France, and beIN Sports France for France fans.

Q. Where to watch Portugal vs France live in France?

The Portugal vs France game will be available across Sport TV Portugal, and TVI for France fans.

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