Portugal - Czech Republic. Predicted line-ups and latest news, – June 18, 2024

Football news 18 june 2024, 05:35
Yasmine Green Dailysports's expert Yasmine Green
Portugal - Czechia. Predicted line-ups and latest news, – June 18, 2024 Portugal - Czechia. Predicted line-ups and latest news, – June 18, 2024

The first round of the UEFA Euro 2024 group stage will end in Leipzig with a match between Portugal and Czech Republic.

For each team, the first match will be the right impetus to set a good tone for the remaining group stage matches and try to qualify for the play-offs. It was the need to win the opening encounter that Portuguese head coach Roberto Martinez spoke about at the press conference:

"We need to believe, it's very important. Without a dream it is difficult. But we have a responsibility to play well. Tomorrow's game is the perfect moment to show that we are ready, to play up to the expectations that are placed on us. After the first three games we will be able to assess whether we deserve to stay in the tournament."

His opponent Ivan Hašek only had personnel problems in the person of Michal Sadilek, who was injured during the training process, and he talked a lot about the line-up selection:

"I won't say which position was the hardest to decide on and where it was the easiest. I can't say who will start, I never say that before the game. I'm happy that we'll all approach training normally.

We have an idea, we know who should play in what position. After practice, we'll sit down with the coaches and make a final decision. We will ask the players about their state of mind and their conditioning."

The Portuguese's only problem is Otavio, who has an injury, the nature of which has not been revealed, and he will not play at the Euros. Other players, however, are in Martinez's full favour, and they will be able to play against Czechia.

Taking these factors into account, the Dailysports team has prepared for you predicted line-ups for the match Portugal - Czechia

Portugal predicted line-up

Diogo Costa - Mendes, Dias, Pepe, Cancelo - Palninha, Vitinha, Bruno - Leao, Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva.

Czech Republic predicted line-up

Stanek - Krejci, Hranac, Holešek - Jurašek, Barak, Provod, Souček, Zufal - Schick, Kuhta.

The Portugal vs Czechia match will take place on 18 June at the RB Arena in Leipzig. The starting whistle of Italian referee Marco Guida will sound at 21:00 CET.

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