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Portugal vs France: Euro 2020 – LIVE!

Portugal and France face off in another huge Group F clash this evening as the reigning holers take on the world champions in the final night of group game action at Euro 2020.

France beat Germany in their opening game of the tournament, but a surprise 1-1 draw with Hungary leaves Les Bleus with work to do – even if four points will take them through as one of the four best third-placed teams at the very least.

As for Portugal, they left it late to beat Hungary 3-0 to start strongly, but a humbling 4-2 loss to Germany has severely hit confidence ahead of taking on the tournament favourites.

With Germany now looking confident of a top-two finish given they face Hungary, Portugal and France have a lot riding on their final group-stage game in Budapest – and whoever finishes as runners-up now knows they will face England next week.

With kick-off at 8pm BST, follow the action on our LIVE match blog!

Live updates

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Head to head results

The h2h history isn’t pretty for Portugal…

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Match prediction

Portugal have been uneven in their open two games, putting three past Hungary late on but shipping four to Germany as they failed to deal with Joachim Low’s full-backs.

If France can exploit them in the same manner, the world champions should win – but with some much attacking talent on both sides, expect an end-to-end game.

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Predicted lineups

Portugal XI: Rui Patrício; Semedo, Dias, Pepe, Guerreiro; Danilo, Renato Sanches, Bruno Fernandes; Bernardo Silva, Ronaldo, Diogo Jota

France XI: Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez; Pogba, Kante, Rabiot; Griezmann, Benzema, Mbappe

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Early team news

Despite Fernando Santos’s cautious approach against Germany, Portugal were weak at the back and changes could be made against France, with midfielder Renato Sanches expected to start in place of Bernardo Silva. Joao Felix and Nuno Mendes both missed the defeat in Munich but have since trained with the rest of the squad.

Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema will be disappointed to have only found the net once so far. Didier Deschamps does have alternatives up front in Olivier Giroud, Kingsley Coman and Wissam Ben Yedder – but Ousmane Dembele was ruled out of the tournament on Monday with a knee injury.

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Where to watch

TV channel: The match will be televised on BBC One for free.

Live stream: UK viewers will be able to watch the match online via the BBC iPlayer.

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Kick-off time and venue

Portugal vs France is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off tonight.

The match will be held at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium in Budapest, Hungary.

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So, reigning champions Portugal take on world champions France in the final night of group game action.

France beat Germany in their opening game of the tournament, but a surprise 1-1 draw with Hungary leaves Les Bleus with work to do – even if four points will take them through as one of the four best third-placed teams at the very least.

As for Portugal, they left it late to beat Hungary 3-0 to start strongly, but a humbling 4-2 loss to Germany has severely hit confidence ahead of taking on the tournament favourites.

With Germany now looking confident of a top-two finish given they face Hungary, Portugal and France have a lot riding on their final group-stage game in Budapest – and whoever finishes as runners-up now knows they will face England next week.

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Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of tonight’s Euro 2020 Group F finale between Portugal and France!

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