Portugal vs France Live Score, Updates Live Football Score 23 June 2021

Portugal vs France: Live Score, Updates and head-to-head

Event details:
NAME: Portugal - France
DATE: 23 Jun 2021
TIME: 19:00 UTC
VENUE: Ferenc Puskas, Budapest, Hungary

Portugal's defeat by Germany on Saturday leaves them in greater need of the points going into this rematch of the UEFA EURO 2016 final. The Seleção's fate is still in their own hands, however, and they will again look to EURO 2020 top scorer and serial record-breaker Cristiano Ronaldo to inspire them, with a draw enough to make the knockouts. France's draw with Hungary kept them top of the section on four points and results on Monday mean Les Bleus are through, though they will want to restore momentum.

Portugal's Euro 2020 participation hangs in the balance when Cristiano Ronaldo and company meet mighy France on Wednesday for their final group stage game. A draw is all Portugal need to advance, and while they very well could move on even with a loss, some potential results elsewhere could actually see the reigning champs crash out of the competition. Here's how you can the match and what to know:

Storylines

Portugal: As things stand, just a draw will guarantee they finish as one of the four best third-place teams. Easier said than done against France, as they want to win the group. But a loss could put them in a tricky situation. Let's say France were to win 3-0. If that occurs and both Spain and Croatia win, which is realistic and expected, Portugal would be on the outside looking in. They can't worry too much about everything else going on though as they control their own destiny. It's a rematch of the Euro 2016 final ... and hardly anybody gave Portugal much of a chance there.

France: A win for France will guarantee them first place in the group, meaning they would play a third-place team in the next round. A draw might not be enough though, as Germany are favored against Hungary and would win the group with a victory as long as France fail to win. As a result, don't expect a lot of rotation of the reigning World Cup champs. But France are expecting a lot more results in attack. Through two Euro matches, they have scored just one goal on their own (they also got an own goal), and the finishing just hasn't been sharp. The squad produced 15 shots against Hungary last time out but had to settle for a 1-1 draw. Perhaps we see Olivier Giroud get a bit more time here as Karim Benzema continues to get back into the flow of things after his unexpected return.

Prediction

Portugal lose despite Cristiano Ronaldo's opener, but they avoid too much damage to their goal differential and move on. Pick: France 2, Portugal 

Portugal vs France: TV Schedule
Country
TV Channel
United Kingdom
BBC One
United States
ESPN; TUDN
Portugal
RTP 1; Sport TV 1
France
TF1; beiN Sports 1
Canada
TSN 1

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