Slovakia vs Portugal Possible starting lineups and team news for Euro 2024 qualifier


Portugal return to Euro 2024 qualifying action with a crucial clash with Group J rivals Slovakia on September 8.

Roberto Martinez has enjoyed a great start since taking over as Portugal head coach at the start of 2023, winning four times in four qualifiers so far and not conceding a single goal.

The maximum points put Portugal top of Group J, two points ahead of second-placed Slovakia, with the top two teams automatically qualifying for next summer’s tournament.

Slovakia vs Portugal lineups

Paris Saint-Germain defender Milan Skriniar will captain the hosts in this tie but their attack is short on goals following the second international retirement of Marek Hamsik.

Martinez has constantly rotated his starting team since taking charge with Diogo Costa, Ruben Dias, Bernardo Silva and Bruno Fernandes among the regular starters.

Portugal lineup (4-3-3 right to left):

Costa (GK) — Danilo, Dias, A. Silva — Cancelo, Neves, Fernandes, Vitinha — B. Silva, Ronaldo, Felix

Slovakia lineup (4-3-3, right to left):

Dubravka (GK) — Pekarik, Skriniar, Vavro, Hankco — Kucka, Lobotka, Suslov  — Mak, Polievka, Schranz

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