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Portugal vs Iceland LIVE: Navegadores look to end qualifiers campaign on 100% run

Portugal vs Iceland LIVE: Navegadores look to end qualifiers campaign on 100% run

Portugal vs Iceland Live: Euro Qualifiers LIVE – POR vs ISL LIVE – Portugal welcome Iceland in the hopes of ending the Euro qualifiers campaign with 10 straight wins. Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. failed to make their mark in last year’s World Cup. However, since then, they’ve turned it around. They have already sealed the […]

Portugal vs Iceland Live: Euro Qualifiers LIVE – POR vs ISL LIVE – Portugal welcome Iceland in the hopes of ending the Euro qualifiers campaign with 10 straight wins. Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. failed to make their mark in last year’s World Cup. However, since then, they’ve turned it around. They have already sealed the table-topper position in their group with a spot in the Euro 2024 finals. Meanwhile, their opponents, Iceland won’t be able to qualify for the finals even if they win against Portugal with a 4th-place spot in the group table.

Portugal had a disappointing campaign in the World Cup last year. They lost 1-0 to Morocco in the quarter-finals which ended their journey. However, since then, new coach Roberto Martin has taken over the team and turned it around for them. 

Starting their Euro qualifiers campaign in March they’ve played 9 matches and won all of them. With 27 points, they’re sitting at the top of their group table. They will still look for a win in this inconsequential match against Iceland to prepare well for the tougher teams they’ll face in the Euro 2024 finals next year.

Iceland are 4th in the Group J table with 3 wins, 1 draw, and 5 defeats. They won’t be able to qualify for the Euro 2024 finals even if they win against Portugal this weekend. Their only chance of qualifying is through the path of Nations League B play-offs. However, that will turn out to be a tough fight for them. 

For the first time in their history, Iceland qualified for the quarter-finals of the tournament. They also qualified for the World Cup 2 years later in 2018. However, from there, they’ve failed to qualify for Euro 2020 and 2022 World Cup. Hence, it won’t be a surprise if they don’t qualify for Euro 2024.

Portugal Euro Qualifiers Form 

W W W W W W

Iceland Euro Qualifiers Form 

L L W D W L

Portugal Team News 

  • Portugal have a number of injury concerns and will be missing their match against Iceland. Matheus Nunes is suffering from a muscle issue and Rafael Leao is nursing a hamstring injury. Additionally, Pepe and Nelson Semedo will also be missing the match with injuries.
  • Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot also withdrew from the squad due to personal reasons. Portugal had an easy win, but coach Martinez could choose to shuffle the starting XI that started for Portugal against Lichtenstein.
  • Diogo Costa could come back to his post under the bars. On the other hand, outfield players Raphael Guerreiro, Joao Palhinha, Goncalves Inacio, and Ruben Dias should be back in the starting XI for this match. 
  • Cristiano Ronaldo who opened the scoresheet for Portugal against Lichtenstein, was taken off on 67th minute into the match. He has already scored 10 goals in the qualifiers campaign. Hence, he should be seen featuring from the starting whistle again in this match.
Portugal vs Iceland - POR vs ISL - Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. are determined to end the Euro Qualifiers campaign on a 100% 10-game win rate

Iceland Team News

  • Iceland didn’t come out unscathed in their last match against Slovakia. The coach was forced to take off Arnor Traustason who got injured in 25 minutes into the match. The midfielder is still nursing the injury and will be unavailable for this match. In his absence, the captain of the team, Aron Gunnarsson should be starting the match.
  • The coach should be making a few more changes, especially in the final third. Arnor Sigurdsson should be able to keep his place in the attack, while Andri Gudjohnsen and Alfred Flnnbogason should be featured in the final third alongside him.
Portugal vs Iceland - POR vs ISL - Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. are determined to end the Euro Qualifiers campaign on a 100% 10-game win rate

Match Details

Match – Portugal vs Iceland

Date – 20th November 2023

Time – 1:15 AM IST

Live Telecast – The broadcasting rights for the Euro 2024 Qualifiers will be available with the Sony Pictures Network. You can the watch Euro 2024 Qualifiers Live Telecast In India on Sony Ten 2 HD and Sony Six. The channel is available for telecasting on all the service providers in India. You can connect with the DTH providers and get the channel started.

Live Streaming – You can also enjoy the streaming of the channel on the digital platform at any time and from anywhere. The digital platform that will be streaming the channel live is the Sony Liv App. You subscribe to the Sony LIV App and enjoy the streaming of the fixtures. Jio and FanCode subscribers can also enjoy the streaming of the matches on Jio TV and FanCode.

Portugal Predicted XI: Costa; Cancelo, Inacio, Dias, Guerreiro; Fernandes, Palhinha, B Silva; Felix, Ronaldo, Jota

Iceland Predicted XI: Olafsson; Sampsted, Palsson, Ingason, Finnsson; Hlynsson, Gudmundsson, Gunnarsson; A Gudjohnsen, Finnbogason, A Sigurdsson

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