The leader of her Lusitanian select group will not arrive until Saturday at the beginning of the evening in Switzerland. All preparations will be completed near Lisbon.
For all the Portuguese fans who were hoping to continue training ‘CR7’ and his teammates on Swiss soil, it’s disappointing. Portugal, which would be content at best with a muscular awakening on the day of the meeting, should not arrive until Saturday at the beginning of the evening at Cointrin.
Before heading to Geneva at the end of the day, the players will have pre-trained in Oeiras, located 20 kilometers west of Lisbon. There, too, in “Football City” (the Portuguese Federation training center opened in 2016), coach Fernando Santos and a player shared their media commitments for the day…
Accommodation at InterContinental
According to the information gathered, Portugal will be staying at the Intercontinental Hotel, the usual base for heads of state during their stay at the end of the lake, which this weekend has been called to become a focal point for Seleção supporters for a few hours. For their part, the players of Murat Yakin and all the Swiss management did not leave their luxury group de la Reserve, in Bellevue, at the gates of Geneva.
At La Praille, Portugal is preparing to return to the stadium it has already hosted twice in recent years. In June 2015, in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, he beat Italy 1-0 in a prestigious friendly match attended by 18,000 spectators. On March 26, 2018, the European champion suffered a scorn after suffering a crushing defeat at the hands of the Netherlands (0-3). On this occasion, “CR7” walked in the Geneva park for 68 minutes.
A week after Switzerland’s defeat in Lisbon, Sunday’s meeting between Switzerland and Portugal promises to be rich in emotion. As part of the Extremes Match, it will be sold out.
Nicolas Jacquier He has been working as a journalist for Sport-Center since 2018. He mainly covers football, which he has followed since his training at Le Courrier daily in Geneva. After six years at La Suisse, he joined the sports department at Le Matin in 1996. He loves cinema, painting, the colors of black and white and the richness of human encounters. More than raw characters, he loves to find out behind the scenes.