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It’s less than a week to go before the Euros and the teams have one final shot to test different permutations and combinations. Portugal enters the competition as one favorite after an undisputed qualifying run with scintillating performances by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Nevertheless, certain weaknesses were identified in the team’s performance during their recent match against Croatia. Despite defeating Finland 4-2, they succumbed to the Vatreni’s stupendous attack by losing 2-1 in the absence of their captain. But the Navigators will take on Ireland in the last pre-Euro friendly. But will they still choose to rest Ronaldo? Let’s take a look at the team news along with other necessary information regarding the fixture.

Portugal vs. Ireland: All you need to know including the latest update regarding Cristiano Ronaldo


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Injury and Team news

Portugal: Everything would have been perfect for the navigators going into the main competition, if not for their star, Otavio’s injury. A teammate of Cristiano Ronaldo at Al Nassr, Otavio injured his muscle during the King Cup final in the Middle East. This comes after he sustained a hamstring injury in May but was yet selected in Portugal’s provisional squad after a promising spell for the club. However, he is now ruled out of the Euros. Apart from the 29-year-old, there are no other injuries.

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On the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo is set for a comeback after he missed the last two games. The 5-time Ballon d’Or winner was given a few days of rest after a long season with the Knights of Najd and was seen on a brief vacation with his family. However, fans expect him to start the game before the 2016 champions face the Czech Republic in the opener. Additionally, the highly talented Rafael Leão is also expected to be in the starting eleven.

Ireland: The Boys in Green do not have any injuries.


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Expected Lineups: Will Cristiano Ronaldo start?

Portugal: Diogo Costa, Diego Dalot, Ruben Dias, Nuno Mendes, Gonçalo Inácio, Joao Palhinha, Vitinha, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, Rafael Leão, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ireland: Caoimhin Kelleher; Seamus Coleman, Shane Duffy, Dara O’Shea; Matt Doherty, William Smallbone, Josh Cullen, Robbie Brady, Sammie Szmodics; Finn Azaz, Adam Idah.


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Live Streaming and TV Channels

The game between the two European nations will commence at the Municipal Stadium in Aveiro on Tuesday, June 11th, 2024. The kick-off time is 1445 hrs ET and 1145 hrs PST. Fans worldwide can watch Cristiano Ronaldo and his team live on the Fox Sports network on TV and stream the game on Fubo App.