POR Vs FRA Fantasy Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: France travel to Portugal in a bid to break Portugal’s stronghold over the group.
Ever since the course of the last couple of years, Portugal have tasted such consummate success due to making their home a true citadel. The club has fortified its defensive setup, transforming it into one of the most revered and staunch setups, a backline clubs have completely failed to navigate.
The compact and sound brand of defending saw the country win the previous edition of the UEFA Nations League. Out looking to emulate their triumph in the inaugural edition, the club has fully reposed the faith earmarked in it this edition as well with three wins from four matches seeing the side occupy top spot in Group 3.
Level on points with today’s opponents, Portugal know a win on the day would all but ascertain them of first place in the group. It’s a prize the club will be eager to clinch, one which will see them come hot out of the blocks in today’s edge of the seat thriller.
POR Vs FRA Fantasy Probable Winner
The last time these two countries took to the middle, neither side was able to break the deadlock to see the tie curtail in a 0-0 draw. This will be an akin closely fought affair, one which should just about sway in Portugal’s favour by the one goal margin.
Probable Playing 11
- Nabil and Houssem are both out with injuries for the French while Wissam is out with COVID.
Patricio, Cancelo, Dias, Fonte, Guerreiro, Pereira, Carvalho, Fernandes, Silva, Felix, Ronaldo
Lloris, Dubois, Varane, Lenglet, Hernandez, Kante, Pogba, Tolisso, Griezmann, Martial, Mbappe
UEFA Nations League 2020-21
Match: Portugal Vs France Group 3
Date And Time: 15th November, Sunday- 1:15am IST
Venue: Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
Telecast: Sony Ten 2/HD
- Jota: 3 Goals
- Antoine: 2 Goals, 1 Assist
Portugal Vs Sweden: 3-0
Croatia Vs France: 1-2
The last time these two faced off against each other, France were left thanking Hugo Lloris for their cleansheet on the day. And he emulated that tenacious display against Croatia as well to ensure his side were able to hang onto their slender one goal lead.
After failing to justify his worth for years and being tossed around from club to club, Joao Cancelo looks to finally have settled into his groove. He’s been largely impeccable for the Portuguese, pulling off three cleansheets and the one goal to make him a must have pick for us.
Counterpart from Manchester City, Ruben Dias is his partner for the forthcoming clash while the French see us opt for the services of Benjamin Pavard.
Bruno Fernandes scored twice in Manchester United’s win over Everton earlier last week to see him become the first pick from Portugal. Midfielder Danilo Pereira completes the duo from the club with him taking control of the middle of the formation, a player who has held fort by thwarting a slew of attacking plays.
William Carvalho with the one assist wraps up the trio from the country. France’s N’Golo Kante is back to doing what he does best. Having finally shunned an injury riddled year, the midfielder is showing why he’s counted amongst the finest in the world with him doing all the dirty work for the team.
If there’s one player in the footballing fraternity deserving of more recognition, its France’s striker Olivier Giroud. He’s become a mainstay of this French attack, a player who has scored once in the tournament to see him be an instant pick for us.
Kylian Mbappe with the two goals links up with him while Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo also finds a place in our setup owing to his two strikes.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Ronaldo’s two strikes see him step out as our captain with Mbappe being the vice-captain.
Lloris, Pavard, Dias, Cancelo, Carvalho, Bruno, Danilo, Kante, Giroud, Mbappe, Ronaldo
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