Portugal vs Czech Republic preview, ticket info, tv channel and team news

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Portugal and the Czech Republic begin their Euro 2024 campaigns with a clash at Red Bull Arena in Leipzig on Tuesday. 


The Group F clash will pit two familiar opponents against each other, with Portugal and the Czech Republic meeting in the Uefa Nations League as recently as 2022.

Portugal have dominated the head-to-head stakes, winning both Nations League clashes two years ago by a 6-0 combined scoreline, while they’ve enjoyed four straight victories over the Czech Republic since losing their first-ever meeting at Euro 96.

Roberto Martinez’s men are the heavy favourites to take all three points, but they have lost two of their last four matches heading into Euro 2024. The Czech Republic, meanwhile, have lost just one of their last 14 matches and are enjoying a five-game winning streak.

Portugal vs Czech Republic team news

Roberto Martinez has plenty of decisions to make throughout his team, with battles over key positions like central midfield, centre-back and on the wingers. However, that’s a good problem to have, especially with his squad seemingly at full fitness.

As for the Czech Republic, midfielder Michal Sadilek is sidelined after injuring himself on a bike ride but appears to be the only absentee.

Portugal squad

Goalkeepers: Diogo Costa (Porto), Jose Sa (Wolves), Rui Patricio (AS Roma)

Defenders: Antonio Silva (Benfica), Danilo Pereira (Paris St Germain), Diogo Dalot (Manchester United), Goncalo Inacio (Sporting), Joao Cancelo (Barcelona), Nelson Semedo (Wolves), Nuno Mendes (PSG), Pepe (Porto), Ruben Dias (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Joao Neves (Benfica), Joao Palhinha (Fulham), Otavio Monteiro (Al Nassr), Ruben Neves (Al-Hilal), Vitinha (PSG)

Forwards: Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nassr), Diogo Jota (Liverpool), Francisco Conceicao (Porto), Goncalo Ramos (PSG), Joao Felix (Barcelona), Pedro Neto (Wolves), Rafael Leao (AC Milan)

Czech Republic squad

Goalkeepers: Jindrich Stanek (Slavia Prague), Matej Kovar (Bayer Leverkusen), Vitezslav Jaros (Sturm Graz)

Defenders: Ladislav Krejci (Sparta Prague), Martin Vitik (Sparta Prague), Robin Hranac (Viktoria Plzen), Tomas Vlcek (Slavia Prague), Vladimir Coufal (West Ham), David Doudera (Slavia Prague), David Jurasek (Hoffenheim), Tomas Holes (Slavia Prague), David Zima (Slavia Prague)

Midfielders: Tomas Soucek (West Ham), Antonin Barak (Fiorentina), Michal Sadilek (Twente), Lukas Provod (Slavia Prague), Pavel Sulc (Viktoria Plzen), Matej Jurasek (Slavia Prague), Vaclav Cerny (VfL Wolfsburg), Lukas Cerv (Viktoria Plzen), Ondrej Lingr (Feyenoord)

Forwards: Patrik Schick (Bayer Leverkusen), Adam Hlozek (Bayer Leverkusen), Mojmir Chytil (Slavia Prague), Tomas Chory (Viktoria Plzen), Jan Kuchta (Sparta Prague)

Predicted starting XIs

Portugal XI: Costa; Cancelo, Pepe, Dias, Mendes; Fernandes, Palhinha, J. Neves; B. Silva, Ronaldo, Leao

Czech Republic XI: Stanek; Vitik, Holes, Hranac; Coufal, Soucek, Provod, Burak, D. Jurasek; Schick, Chytil

Are tickets still available for Portugal vs Czech Republic?

Tickets for Portugal vs Czech Republic sold out long ago via UEFA’s official ticketing portal.

However, livefootballtickets.com currently has tickets available for every game of Euro 2024 – including Portugal vs Czech Republic, as well as the final on July 14.

Fans buying from livefootballtickets.com will be given a 150% money-back guarantee on all ticket purchases. The site also has a five-star rating on Trustpilot.


Euro 2024 tickets are still available via livefootballtickets.com

Where can I watch Portugal vs Czech Republic on TV?

Fans in the UK will be able to watch live coverage of Portugal vs Czech Republic on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.

For fans in the USA, the game will be shown live on the FOX Network, while live streaming will be available via Fubo and ViX.

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