UEFA Euro Cup 2016 winner Portugal after clinching to a very late victory thanks to the two goals Cristiano Ronaldo scored in the extra time in their match against Egypt, they would now like to dominate the Holland team. Though, Holland failed to qualify for the World Cup but in this game they would try to show that they can defeat any team in an international friendly and have the potential to be on the World Cup. However, their defeats to the English men recently in international friendly things are not looking great for the Dutchmen. Portugal on the other hand would try to work more on their defense because Mohamed Salah scored a terrific goal in the last match against them and that could have sealed the match so that they give the attacking players more support to not score goals in the extra time.
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When and where?
This match is to be played at Stade de Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland. The ground has a capacity of 30, 000 and it is expected to be a chilly day in Geneva which would only add to the excitement of this game.
The clash will take place at 12:00 AM (IST) on March 27, 2018 and can be streamed live on Sony LIV app and fuboTV.
Portugal won – 3
Netherlands won – 0
Not decided – 3
Portugal – W D W W W W
Netherlands – L W W W W W
Goalkeepers: Beto, Rui Patricio
Defenders: Vitorino Antunes, Bruno Alves, Cedric Soares, Ricardo Ferreira, Jose Fonte, Nelson Semedo, Neto, Pepe, Eliseu, Fabio Coentrao
Midfielders: Adrien Silva, Andre Gomes, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Danilo Pereira, Manuel Fernandes, Joao Mario, Joao Moutinho, Marcos Lopes, Armindo Tue Na Bangna, Ricardo Quaresma, Ruben Neves, William Carvalho
Forwards: Andre Silva, Goncalo Guedes, Goncalo Paciencia, Gelson Martins, Nelson Olviera, Cristiano Ronaldo
Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen, Jeroen Zoet
Defenders: Daley Blind, Quincy Promes, matthijs de Ligt, Stefan De Vrij, Hans Hateboer, Wesley Hoedt, Daryl Janmaat, Karim Rekik, Kenny Tete, Patrick Van Aanholt, Virgil van Dijk
Midfielders: Memphis Depay, Davy Propper, Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder, Kevin Stootman, Donny van de Beek, Marco Van Ginkel, Tonny Vilhena, Georginio Wijnaldum
Forwards: Ryan Babel, Bas Dost, Vincent Janssen, Robin Van Persie, Wout Weghorst, Davy Klaassen
Portugal – Patricio (GK), Cedric, Fonte, Rolando, Rui, M. Fernandes, Neves, Moutinho, Quaresma, Ronaldo, B. Silva
Netherlands – Zoet (GK), Hateboer, Van Dijk, Ake, De Ligt, Propper, Wijnaldum, Strootman, Promes, Kluivert, Depay
Our bet is on Portugal on this game because when Cristiano Ronaldo is on the ground he decides whether his team would win or their opponent. Portugal would try to bottle-neck the mistakes they have made in the last game and would want to change that in this game. Cristiano Ronaldo would once again show the world why he is the best in the business in this game.
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