Portugal vs France lineups: Ronaldo, Mbappe, Pogba start; Bruno Fernandes on the bench - team news today

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France and Portugal face off on tonight in a huge clash to close out Group F at Euro 2020.

Despite Fernando Santos’s cautious approach against Germany, Portugal were weak at the back and changes could be made against France, with midfielder Bruno Fernandes a sub this time around.

Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema will be disappointed to have only found the net once so far, but Didier Deschamps keeps faith with the trio.

Here is how the two teams will line up...

Portugal vs France lineups

Portugal: Rui Patricio, Nelson Semedo, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro, Joao Moutinho, Danilo Pereira, Sanches, Bernardo Silva, Ronaldo, Jota

Subs: Fonte, Andre Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Lopes, William Carvalho, Rafa Silva, Neves, Dalot, Rui Silva, Joao Felix, Sergio Oliveira, Joao Palhinha

France: Lloris, Kounde, Varane, Kimpembe, Lucas, Pogba, Kante, Tolisso, Griezmann, Mbappe, Benzema

Subs: Pavard, Lenglet, Lemar, Giroud, Rabiot, Zouma, Mandanda, Sissoko, Digne, Coman, Ben Yedder, Maignan

Referee: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (Spain)

Suspension list

Ruben Dias (Portugal) and Pavard (France) will miss the next game if they are booked.

Squads

Portugal

Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes, Rui Patrício, Rui Silva

Defenders: Diogo Dalot*, Nelson Semedo, Jose Fonte, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Nuno Mendes, Raphael Guerreiro

Midfielders: Danilo Pereira, Joao Palhinha, Ruben Neves, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Moutinho, Renato Sanches, Sergio Oliveira, William Carvalho

Forwards: Pedro Goncalves, Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota, Goncalo Guedes, Joao Felix, Rafa Silva

*Replaces Joao Cancelo, who tested positive for Covid

France

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Mike Maignan

Defenders: Lucas Digne, Leo Dubois, Lucas Hernandez, Presnel Kimpembe, Jules Kounde, Clement Lenglet, Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Kurt Zouma

Midfielders: N’Golo Kante, Thomas Lemar, Paul Pogba, Adrien Rabiot, Moussa Sissoko, Corentin Tolisso

Forwards: Wissam Ben Yedder, Karim Benzema, Kingsley Coman, Ousmane Dembele*, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Marcus Thuram

* Injured, ruled out of Euros.

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