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Portugal v Croatia: How to watch, TV channel, kick-off time, head-to-head stats and team news

Portugal host Croatia in a Euros warm-up contest at the Estadio Nacional in Lisbon on Saturday evening, another step on the road before the tournament starts next Friday in Germany.

With just a week to go until the European summer jamboree begins in Germany, this will be Croatia's final warm-up contest, while the Portuguese will conclude their preparations by facing Republic of Ireland on Tuesday.

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How to watch Portugal v Croatia and TV channel

The game will be shown live on Premier Sports 2 for viewers in the UK and Ireland, with coverage underway at 17:35 (BST) on Saturday evening.

Portugal v Croatia kick-off time, date and venue

The game starts at 17:45 (BST) on Saturday 8th June and will be played at the Estadio Nacional in Alges, near the Portuguese capital of Lisbon.

Portugal v Croatia stats and head-to-head record (H2H)

Portugal have won 12 of their last 13 games, most recently a 4-2 friendly win over Finland on Tuesday at the Jose Alvalade Stadium, the home of Sporting Lisbon.

Bruno Fernandes hit a brace, while Ruben Dias and Diogo Jota were also on the scoresheet.

Croatia, meanwhile, beat North Macedonia in Rijeka on Monday, with Lovro Majer scoring twice and Marco Pasalic completing the win for Zlatko Dalic's team.

This will be an eighth meeting between these nations and the first since a 3-2 UEFA Nations League win for Portugal in November 2020, when Ruben Dias fired a last-minute winner in Split.

Their first meeting was at Euro '96 in England, when Portugal won 3-0 at the City Ground in Nottingham. Croatia have avoided defeat only once in seven games.

Portugal v Croatia head-to-head record (H2H)

Portugal wins




Croatia wins


*H2H stats refer to all competitions

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Portugal v Croatia team news

Portugal team news

Cristiano Ronaldo was rested against Finland but may be brought back into the fold here as boss Roberto Martinez ponders how best to manage the 39-year-old's game time this summer.

Croatia team news

Nikola Vlasic is a doubt due to a groin injury, but other than that Croatia have no fresh concerns. Mateo Kovacic skippered the team against North Macedonia on the occasion of his 100th cap.

Luka Modric could be involved now, having missed that game after Real Madrid's Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund 48 hours previously.

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