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Portugal vs Croatia: Luka Modric, Ante Budimir pip Cristiano Ronaldo and co in friendly

Portugal vs Croatia: Luka Modric, Ante Budimir pip Cristiano Ronaldo and co in friendly

Portugal vs Croatia: Cristiano Ronaldo gets one final preparatory game before UEFA Euro 2024 starts on 14th June

Croatia defeated Portugal 2-1 in an international friendly on Saturday, with goals in each half from Luka Modric and Ante Budimir. Cristiano Ronaldo remained on the bench. Portugal, who have won six of their previous seven meetings against Croatia, will face Czechia on June 18 in the UEFA Euro 2024 Group F. Croatia will play Spain in their opening Group B match next Saturday.

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Portugal Team News

Portugal’s star man Cristiano Ronaldo missed out on the previous game against Final, in which team won 4-2. However, the ace forward is expected to start this match as the team prepares to get in shape for Euro 2024.

Bruno Fernandes is expected to retain his place after putting up a stellar show in the previous game. Bernardo Silva and Diogo Dalot are also strong candidates to start the game from the very first minute.

Portugal Predicted XI: Costa; Dalot, A Silva, Dias, Cancelo; Fernandes, Palhinha, Bernardo; Jota, Ronaldo, Leao

Croatia Team News

Luka Modric was absent from the team in the previous game against North Macedonia. And the star midfielder is also likely to miss the action as he gets some break after winning the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid. Mateo Kovacic, Andrej Kramaric and Ivan Perisic is expected to play a crucial role in the game.

Ace Manchester City defender Josko Gvardiol missed the previous game and is likely to partner the veteran Vida at the heart of the defence against Portugal.

Croatia Predicted XI: Livakovic; Juranovic, Vida, Gvardiol, Sosa; Baturina, Kovacic; Majer, Kramaric, Perisic; Petkovic

Where to watch Portugal vs Croatia?

Indian fans can watch Portugal vs Croatia Live Broadcast in the Sony Sports Network. On the other hand, fans can also witness this exciting match via Live Streaming on the SonyLiv app or website.

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