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Portugal v France team news: Kolo Muani starts

Portugal v France follows on from a tense early kick-off in which Spain progressed to the semi-finals with a late, late goal.

This next game gets underway at 20:00 BST.

Roberto Martinez has named the same Portugal side that edged past Slovenia in the round of 16.

But Didier Deschamps makes two changes to the France team that saw off Belgium.

One is enforced as Adrien Rabiot (€6.5m) is suspended, so Eduardo Camavinga (€5.8m) comes into midfield.

Marcus Thuram (€6.9m) also makes way in attack as Randal Kolo Muani (€7.9m) gets his first start of the tournament.

The winner of this tie with face Spain in the semi-finals.

LINE-UPS

Portugal XI: Costa, Pepe, Dias, Palhinha, Ronaldo, Fernandes, Silva, Leao, Mendes, Cancelo, Vitinha.

France XI: Maignan, Upamecano, Kounde, Camavinga, Griezmann, Tchouameni, Mbappe, Kolo Muani, Kante, Saliba, Hernandez.


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174 Comments Post a Comment
  1. CoracAld2831
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    I hope Spain bests either of these teams.

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      I really hope Spain win the whole thing now.

  2. SM001
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    A goal!!!

    1. chocolove
      • 13 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Finally!

    2. chocolove
      • 13 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Goal fest!

  3. jacob1989
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    If only the Slovenians would have practiced penalties they must be thinking

  4. jacob1989
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Get ready to see some cr7 tears in a minute!

    1. chocolove
      • 13 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Lets witness it

    2. Goro Majima
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      He'll storm off down the tunnel while the others console Felix.

  5. FPL Blow-In
    • 11 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Wow Felix

  6. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Will Cristiano cry like he did last game when he messed up but his was still in it or will he be ok because he scored his peno but his team went out?

    1. chocolove
      • 13 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      For sure. Self-centered.

    2. jacob1989
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      He isnt crying. Bcoz he scored

    3. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      *his team

  7. Thanos
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    France wins.

    It’s Spain vs France for SF!

  8. x.jim.x
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Are France actually going to win this whole thing without scoring from open play

    1. jacob1989
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      1 penalty and 2 own goals right? And thru to semis.

  9. F4L
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    saliba motm?

  10. chocolove
    • 13 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Good riddance

  11. jacob1989
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Dont worry cr7 fans. He will play in 2026 WC. Haha

    1. PartyTime
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      🙁

    2. chocolove
      • 13 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Hope so. Just want to witness they crumble even more.
      Maybe at group stage. Lol

  12. PartyTime
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Dammit. That hurts!

  13. CoracAld2831
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    CG France.

    But I hope Spain obliterates you.

    1. chocolove
      • 13 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Agreed

  14. F4L
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    if you can't score in 240mins of KO football you deserve to go home

    this Euros is something else, not in a good way

  15. jacob1989
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Where is the guy who was so confident Portugal wins the euros?? Lol. They were poor. Shouldn't even beat czechia.
    Not that france were better. They were equally crap

    1. Tazah
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 14 hours ago

      Hello my friend Jacob...apologies I was out with friends watching the game, but worry not, as soon as Portugal got knocked out, you were the first person that came to mind, I came back online this morning and looked into your logs to find this beautiful comment.
      You are right both teams were diabolical (the whole tournament in general to be fair). Happy to concede I was wrong.

  16. Thanos
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    How the hell is Dembele potm!???

  17. F4L
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    dembele motm, ok. i guess at least he tried to score

    1. jacob1989
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Really? Strange decision

  18. jacob1989
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    So no goals and no penalty saved. What a terrible qf.

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 12 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Not to mention 120 minutes of Danny Murphy.

  19. jacob1989
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Now pepe is crying and ronaldo consoling him. Lol

    1. Count of Monte Hristo
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Homelander with a rare glimpse of compassion towards A-Train.

  20. F4L
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    ET ball recoveries added, kounde gets 9. ggs owners. really thought Portugal would score, oh well

    1. Count of Monte Hristo
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Kounde has been my best pick in this game, so good. Double up with Maignan also decent. Triple up with Theo/Saliba for the SF.

      1. azz007
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Klounde animal. Owned him once on LL and they conceded. Ugh

      2. Remi
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        I had Kounde Saliba Upamecano and Maignan tonight.
        It paid off quite well: 29 pts

  21. PartyTime
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 17 mins ago

    Sad football day for me. Tipped Portugal to succeed & was excited about Ronaldo winning it even though he destroyed my club way too often in the past, he is just a legend of our time & he definitely created his own history book which future generations would come to discover.

    Ronaldo, Kroos, Müller farewell! Dammit I’m getting older than I thought.

  22. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 days, 13 mins ago

    Wow Southgate mentioned the "entitlement" of English fans in his presser today. He's right but I didn't think he'd mention it!