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Despite Fernando Santos’ cautious approach against Germany, Portugal were weak at the back and changes could be made against France with midfielder Renato Sanches set to start in place of Bernardo Silva.

Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema will be disappointed to have found the net only once so far. Didier Deschamps has alternatives up front with Olivier Giroud, Kingsley Coman and Wissam Ben Yedder – but Ousmane Dembele was excluded from the tournament on Monday due to a knee injury.

Here’s how we predict the two teams will line up…

Portugal vs France lineups planned

Portugal XI : Rui Patricio; Semedo, Dias, Pepe, guerrier ; Danilo, Renato Sanches, Bruno Fernandes; Felix, Ronaldo, Diogo Jota
France XI: Lloris ; Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez; Pogba, Kanté, Rabiot; Griezmann, Benzema, Mbappé

List of suspensions

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

teams

Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes, Rui Patrício, Rui Silva
Defenders: Diogo Dalot*, Nelson Semedo, José Fonte, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Nuno Mendes, Raphael Guerreiro
Midfielder : Danilo Pereira, Joao Palhinha, Ruben Neves, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Moutinho, Renato Sanches, Sergio Oliveira, William Carvalho
Forward: Pedro Gonçalves, Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota, Goncalo Guedes, Joao Felix, Rafa Silva
* Replaces Joao Cancelo, tested positive at Covid
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Mike Maignan
Defenders: Lucas Digne, Léo Dubois, Lucas Hernandez, Presnel Kimpembe, Jules Koundé, Clément Lenglet, Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Kurt Zouma
Midfielder : N’Golo Kante, Thomas Lemar, Paul Pogba, Adrien Rabiot, Moussa Sissoko, Corentin Tolisso
Forward: Wissam Ben Yedder, Karim Benzema, Kingsley Coman, Ousmane Dembele *, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Marcus Thuram

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