Portugal – Croatia
Portugal welcomes Croatia in Porto in a match from Group 3 of League A of the Nations League. This is one of the best games in the first round of the competition, so let’s take a look at it just right now.
Portugal are the current holders of the trophy in the Nations League. Fernando Santos’ team won the competition in its first edition, so now they are defendings champs. In Santos Portugal found the perfect coach for the job, so now the iberians are hungry for even more trophies. And let’s be honest here – they have the potential to reach their goals.
Cristiano Ronaldo was once again called up by Fernando Santos, but it’s more interesting to take a look at the exciting young talents of Selecao. Players like Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix and Barcelona’s Trincao are among the best talents in the world, so we can’t wait to see them playing again. Let’s see if Fernando Santos is going to use them in the next two matches against Croatia and Sweden.
Croatia reached the final of the World Cup in 2018 and they won the respect of the whole football world. This team is full of incredible talent and it’s always a pleasure to watch it playing. We hope it would be the same on Saturday in Porto.
The two heavyweights in midfield Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic will miss the next two games as they were not called by the manager Zlatko Dalic. At the same time he picked some veterans like Brozovic, Kovacic, Kramaric, Perisic and Rebic, so don’t worry about the Croats – they have what to offer at the Estadio Do Dragao.
That’s our preview for the Nations League clash between Portugal and Croatia on Saturday. This game from the Nations League promises to be really exciting, so we can’t wait to watch it. Do you?