Final test before takeoff!
It’s the final round of friendly matches before the start of the UEFA Euro tournament 2021. Tonight you have a chance to see the duel between the defending champions Portugal and their opponent Israel. This will be a good chance to feel the football passion before the group stage of the Euros, where the great Portuguese squad will fight for the top position.
Fernando Santos' team has a great mix of players. Some real superstars, young and experienced, players who know how to play big matches in big tournaments. So that’s why it is clear to know that this squad will be heading for the throne in this tournament, and try to perform a historic back-to-back trophy. They are going to compete in the tough Group F, alongside France, Germany, and Hungary. This puts extra pressure on Fernando Santos' squad since they are aware that there will be no place for mistakes against those teams. So this friendly match will be a great warmup up for the upcoming big games for Portugal's best.
Israel on the other hand will love to take a chance to improve their game by competing against the great Portuguese team. The Israelis are fighting for the top place in Group F of the World Cup qualification. So this match could be a great chance to do some experiments on the pitch to improve their competitive abilities for the upcoming challenges. In the previous friendly match, Willi Ruttensteiner’s squad played great football and beat Montenegro with the result of 1:3.
This means that the Israelis are capable of great football performances, so tonight will be very interesting to see the response they are going to receive from their host Portugal.