Nations League – France-Portugal
The world champion France is facing the European champion Portugal in a game from League A’s Group 3 of the Nations League. Do you need another reason to watch this match? It’s going to be a pure spectacle at the Stade de France in Paris – the same ground on which Portugal beat France for the European Cup in 2016.
Both Portugal and France are leading Group 3 with a perfect record of 6 points after the first two rounds. They are pretty good so far in the competition showing us why they were regarded favourites in this group.
Portugal are on the top of the group with a better goal difference of 6-1 compared to the French team. During the week Selecao faced Spain in a friendly game, but the match ended without any goals scored – 0-0. We remind you that Portugal are the reigning Nations League champions as well – they won the first edition of the competition.
The world champion France made a spectacular performance during their friendly game on Wednesday. Les Bleus hosted Ukraine in Paris and crushed Andriy Shevchenko’s team with 7-1. Olivier Giroud scored a brace for Didier Deschamps’ team while Camavinga, Tolisso, Mbappe and Griezmann scored as well. Ukraine’s Mykolenko scored himself an own goal.
Didier Deschamps left Barcelona’s striker Antoine Griezmann on the bench, but most likely he will start from the first minute against Portugal. The same could be said about Mbappe, Pogba, Kante, Lloris, Hernandez and Varane who also started from the bench for France.
When you have two teams so good it’s the normal thing to expect a spectacular game. France and Portugal are two of the best teams in the world, so be sure to watch this spectacle at the Stade de France. This is a direct clash for the first place in this group in the Nations League.