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Portugal vs Nigeria: International Friendly Live Stream, Form Guide, Schedule, Fixture and Probable Lineups

Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal had to take the long route to reach Qatar after securing a place through playoffs.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal in a file photo; Credit: [email protected]
By Karthik Raman | Nov 16, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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Portugal will be looking to make the most of their final warm-up game before the World Cup when they take on Nigeria on Thursday. Surprisingly though the African powerhouse will not be heading to Qatar for the showpiece event. The match on Thursday night will be their final encounter of the calendar year hence they would like to end it on a high. However, they have a few big-name absentees for this clash, which makes their job that extra bit harder.

Portugal vs NigeriaKey details
DateNovember 17
VenueEstádio José Alvalade
Kickoff time in India12:15 am (Friday)
Kickoff time in Portugal6:45 pm (Thursday)
Kickoff time in Nigeria7:45 pm (Thursday)

Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal had to take the long route to reach Qatar after securing a place through playoffs. With the tournament now just days away from commencing, the match on Thursday will provide the final chance for Fernando Santos to experiment with his lineup. They are heading into this match on the back of losing their last game to Spain in the Nations League. That narrow defeat saw the Spaniards pip Portugal to the top spot in League A Group 2.

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Possible Lineups

This game on Thursday might not count for much in terms of the result, yet it holds a lot of significance for various reasons. For Portugal, Santos could use this as an opportunity to try out new tactics or formations and rotate his squad to understand the full depth of players at his disposal. Ronaldo might not be risked from the start since the World Cup is just days away from commencing. Meanwhile, a couple of late withdrawals have caused a big headache for the Nigerian coach. Their star frontman Victor Osimhen has pulled out of the squad, while defender Olisah Ndah has also withdrawn.

Portugal possible line-up: Costa, Dalot, Silva, Pereira, Mendes, Palhinha, Neves, Fernandes, Leao, Otavio, Silva

Nigeria possible line-up: Uzoho, Awaziem, Bassey, Troost-Ekong, Akpoguma, Ndidi, Onyeka, Iwobi, Chukwueze, Dennis, Onuachu

Form Guide

Portugal

OpponentsScore
Spain0-1 (L)
Czech Republic0-4 (W)
Switzerland1-0 (L)
Czech Republic2-0 (W)
Switzerland4-0 (W)

Nigeria

OpponentsScore
Costa Rica2-0 (L)
Algeria2-1 (L)
Ghana2-1 (W)
Ghana2-0 (L)
Sao Tome and Principe0-10 (W)

Portugal vs Nigeria Live Schedule and Fixture

The international friendly match between Portugal and Nigeria will take place at Estádio José Alvalade on Friday at 12:15 am IST.

Where to watch Portugal vs Nigeria?

The international friendly match between Portugal and Nigeria can be seen on StarTimes App, DStv Now, SuperSport GOtv LaLiga, SuperSport Football Plus Nigeria, SuperSport Laliga Nigeria, SuperSport GOtv Football, Startimes World Football, SuperSport MáXimo 3, SuperSport MaXimo 1 in Nigeria; and Sport TV1, Sport TV Multiscreen, RTP Play, RTP 1 in Portugal.



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