Portugal, the undisputed leader of its group, will continue its qualifying campaign at home against Iceland on the tenth day. TV channel, possible lineups… Here’s the information you need to know about the match.
It is an exaggeration to say that Portugal succeeded in the qualifying stage. Since March, Cristiano Ronaldo’s teammates have achieved 9 consecutive victories and thus gained 27 points. The Portuguese are 14 points ahead of third place and have been assured of qualification for some time. In a group consisting of Slovakia, Iceland, Luxembourg, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Liechtenstein, the 2016 European Championship winner traveled around the country, scoring 34 goals and conceding only two goals. The same cannot be said for Iceland, which is fourth in the group with 10 points and will not participate in Euro 2024. In fact, the Icelanders will not even be able to compete in the qualifiers because they are four lengths behind third-placed Luxembourg. In midweek, the latter lost to Slovakia (4-2), while Portugal gained three new points against Liechtenstein (0-2).
Possible lineup for the Portugal-Iceland match
In this match, Roberto Martinez must make several changes to his starting lineup after defeating the bottom team of the group. It’s no surprise that Cristiano Ronaldo started clearly. The Portuguese coach is banned for this gathering: Rafael Leao, Nelson Semedo, Matthews Nunes and Diogo Dalot. For its part, Iceland will have to deal with the absence of Arnor Traustasson, who was injured against Slovakia.
Possible formation of Portugal: Costa – Cancelo, Inacio, Dias, Guerrero – Fernandes, Baleña, P Silva – Felix, Ronaldo, Jota.
Possible formation of Iceland: Olafsson – Samsted, Pálsson, Ingason, Vinson – Hellenson, Gudmundsson, Gunnarsson – Gudjohnsen, Finnbogason, A. Sigurdsson
What time and on which channel do you watch Portugal – Iceland?
The Portugal-Iceland match will be held on Sunday at 8:45 pm on L’Equipe Live. The full TV program for the day can be found here.