Portugal vs Ireland: Predicted Lineup for Seleção

Today, Portugal will face Ireland in their third and final friendly match before Euro 2024. Here are the eleven players expected to start the game.

After a 1-2 defeat against Croatia, the Seleção will wrap up their Euro 2024 preparation with a match against Ireland. Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe, and Rúben Neves, who missed the first two friendly matches, will be available for selection this time. Coach Roberto Martinez confirmed in a press conference that the trio will feature in the game, but did not specify if they would be in the starting lineup.

It is anticipated that the starting lineup will be similar to the one that will face the Czech Republic in the opening match of the European Championship on June 18. Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Leão, and Bernardo Silva are expected to lead the attack, with Pepe in defense alongside Rúben Dias. The partnership between the two central defenders has yet to be matched by any other player.

Predicted Lineup for Portugal:
– Diogo Costa
– Nuno Mendes
– Pepe
– Rúben Dias
– João Cancelo
– João Palhinha
– Bruno Fernandes
– Vitinha
– Rafael Leão
– Cristiano Ronaldo
– Bernardo Silva