When the Portuguese national team meets France tonight in the third and final round of the group stage matches of the European Football Championship (Euro 2020); The match will witness an exciting struggle between Portuguese stars Cristiano Ronaldo and French Kylian Mbappe.
It will also bring to mind the memories of the two teams meeting in the Euro 2016 final, which ended in favor of Portugal with a clean goal at the expense of the hosts.
The French team, the world champion, has already qualified for the European Championship final, and is at the top of the group with 4 points, while the Portuguese team is still struggling to qualify, and has won 3 points in
After the French team started its campaign in the tournament by defeating its German counterpart with a clean goal, it tied with the Hungarian team 1-1 in the second round, while the Portuguese team defeated Hungary 3-0 in the first match and then lost to its German counterpart 2-4.
The French team is looking forward to achieving one of the first and second places and avoiding qualification among the best third-placed teams in the six groups, to facilitate its mission in the round of 16.
For this reason, there is no doubt that the French team will strive to beat its Portuguese counterpart in the match scheduled in Budapest, especially since the German team is the favorite to beat its Hungarian guest in Munich.
In Group E, the Spanish national team – crowned with the title in 2008 and 2012 – drew 1-1 with Sweden and Poland, and is preparing to play its third match today, Wednesday, against its Slovak counterpart in Seville.
The Swedish team, which meets its Polish counterpart today, leads Group E with 4 points, and has already qualified for the round of 16, followed by the Slovak team with 3 points and Spain with two points, while the Polish team has one point in the last fourth place.