Portugal vs Sweden Possible Starting lineups for international friendly 2024

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Portugal will face Sweden in an international friendly in 2024.

In 2023, Portugal displayed excellence by triumphing in all 10 of their Euro 2024 qualifying matches. While the caliber of opponents may not have been the most challenging, they made the most of the opportunities presented.

This stellar performance served as a key boost heading into the tournament year. Portugal faces an interesting group at Euro 2024, facing the Czech Republic, Turkey Georgia, Luxembourg, Greece or Kazakhstan.

Unfortunately, Sweden will not be participating in any summer tournament as they failed to qualify for Euro 2024. Despite being placed in a tough group, expectations were higher for Sweden, who only collected 10 points. Their victories came mainly against Azerbaijan and Estonia, with their campaign marred by a remarkable 3–0 defeat to Azerbaijan.

Team news

Portugal will be without Renato Sanches, Joao Mario, Diogo Jota, Ricardo Horta, and Pedro Neto this week, all sidelined with injuries. Cristiano Ronaldo will also be rested by Roberto Martinez and will return for the next game. He is added to a list of players that includes Diogo Dalot, Joao Cancelo, Danilo Pereira, Otavio, Ruben Neves, Vitinha, and Joao Felix who have been rested for the friendly.

Meanwhile, prominent players such as Filip Helander, Ken Sema, Martin Olsson, Jesper Karlstrom, Kristoffer Olsson, Marcus Rohden, Isaac Kiese Thelin, Viktor Claesson, Robin Quaison and Jesper Karlsson were left out of Sweden’s latest squad due to poor form and injuries.

Portugal’s possible lineup:

Costa; Semedo, Dias, Pepe, Guerreiro; Fernandes, Palhinha, J. Neves; Bernardo, Ramos, Leao.

Sweden’s possible lineup:

Olsen; Holm, Hien, Lindelof, Gudmundsson; Cajuste, Larsson, Forsburg; Kulusevski, Gyokeres, Isak.

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