Portugal vs Switzerland: Lineups, preview and game links

SWITZERLAND TEAM NEWS

Team to play Portugal: Sommer, Mbabu, Rodriguez, Schar, Akanji, Zakaria, Xhaka, Freuler, Steven Zuber, Shaqiri, Seferovic

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PORTUGAL TEAM NEWS

Team to play Switzerland: Rui Patricio, Semedo, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Guerreiro, Carvalho, Neves, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, Ronaldo, Joao Felix

PORTUGAL VS SWITZERLAND TEAM NEWS

Very, very strong Portugal side. Cristiano Ronaldo starts alongside youngster Joao Felix on his debut, with plenty of eyes on the Benfica forward.

Elsewhere some familiar names in Bernardo Silva, William Carvalho and Ruben Neves, plus Bruno Fernandes, who had been linked with Manchester City in the past.

For Switzerland, Schar, Shaqiri and Seferovic all return to the starting line-up after the 3-3 draw with Denmark in March. Embolo is out, returning to Schalke after picking up an injury in training last week.

OPTA STATS

Portugal have won four of their last seven matches against Switzerland (D1 L2), one more than they’d registered in their first 15 meetings with the Swiss (W3 D4 L8).

Switzerland have picked up two victories in their last three encounters with Portugal (L1), as many as they had won in their previous 10 combined (W2 D4 L4).

Switzerland are winless in their last eight games played in Portugal (incl. Euro 2004), losing six and drawing twice since a 2-0 victory against Portugal in a World Cup 1970 qualifier in April 1969.

Portugal have lost just one of their last 15 matches in all competitions (W5 D9 L1), losing 1-2 versus Uruguay at World Cup 2018 in the last 16.

Portugal have kept a clean sheet in 15 of their last 30 matches across all competitions, losing just two times in the process (W16 D12 L2).