Portugal and France meet in a repeat of the UEFA EURO 2016 final in Budapest on Matchday 3. Holders Portugal beat France 1-0 after extra-time winner from Éder at the Stade de France. The match will be played at Hungary’s Puskás Aréna in Budapest.
Portugal beat France 1-0 in the UEFA EURO 2016 final in Lisbon on Sunday. Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury-time strike gave Portugal victory. France had won ten successive matches in a row against Portugal before that. Les Bleus have triumphed in 18 of the nations’ 25 meetings (D1 L6) since 1975. The last friendly between the sides ended in a 1-1 draw in Lisbon in September 2015.
France won all three of their competitive matches against Portugal prior to the final. The two sides have never met in a qualifying fixture. France have won three of the last four meetings between the two sides, with Zidane scoring three penalties.
FACT ABOUT PORTUGAL:
Portugal are competing at their seventh consecutive UEFA EURO and their eighth in total. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 11 goals in qualifying for the tournament so far. This is Portugal’s first game at the Puskás Aréna Stadium in Hungary, where they have won three times before. Portugal’s only defeat in 22 EURO matches (W15 D6) before Matchday 1 was a 2-1 reverse in Ukraine in October 2019. Ronaldo is joint top scorer in final tournaments with Michel Platini on nine goals.
Portugal face France in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier on Tuesday night (8.30pm kick-off) . Portugal play France at the Parc des Princes in Porto Alegre, Portugal’s third Euro 2016 warm-up game. Portugal have never won a game in a European Cup finals after 90 minutes at a major tournament. They have drawn three of their last four games in Europe, losing three and winning three.
FACTS ABOUT FRANCE:
France are appearing at their 13th successive world or European final tournament. Les Bleus have not missed out since the 1994 World Cup. France have lost six of their eight matches in Hungary, all in Budapest. France qualified for 2020 finals by finishing first in Group H. France’s only defeat in 90 minutes in their last 17 EURO games (W13 D3) before Matchday 1. France face Portugal in the final on Sunday, June 14.
France beat Portugal 4-2 in the 2018 World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro. France won their second World Cup in 2018, adding to their title from 20 years earlier. France last failed to qualify for a finals in 1988, and have reached five finals in that run, winning three of them. This is France’s tenth EURO, and their eighth in a row. France are appearing in their 10th consecutive European Championship finals. They have not lost a game in Hungary since the 1972 European Championship.
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