Croatia Vs Portugal: Confirmed Lineup Of Both Teams Out

Croatia Vs Portugal: Confirmed Lineup Of Both Teams Out

The decisive action in Group A3 will take place in Split, as Croatia play hosts to Portugal at Stadion Poljud, hoping to keep their top-flight status intact.

Croatia have not enjoyed the best of forms in 2020, managing to win just two of their seven games this year.

Only one of those victories have come in the UEFA Nations League, which means Vatreni do not have any room for error on the final matchday, seeing as they sit level on points with Sweden on three points at the bottom of Group A3 following their defeat on Matchday 5.

For Portugal, on the other hand, the game on tonight will be a dead rubber after being narrowly beaten by France 1-0 last weekend.

The defeat means that the Nations League holders cannot top their group even if France lose to Sweden due to an inferior head-to-head record and the Seleccao cannot finish any lower than second either.

The reverse fixture, played on Matchday 1 at Estadio do Dragao back in September, saw Portugal hand Croatia a crushing 4-1 defeat.

Croatia XI (4-3-1-2): Livakovic, Juranovic, Pongracic, Lovren, Barisic, Modric, Kovacic, Brekalo, Vlasic, Perisic, Budimir

Portugal XI (4-2-1-3): Lopes, Semedo, Dias, Duarte, Rui, Pereira, Neves, Fernandes, Trincao, Ronaldo, Jota

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Kick off time is at 20:45 (GMT +1).

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