Cristiano Ronaldo is set to play in first Nations League clash after missing the last six international clashes after Portugal were knocked out in the World Cup last 16 before returning for EURO 2020 qualifying.
Sportsmail provide you with everything you need to know for the Portugal vs Switzerland’s Nations League semi-final clash including date, kick-off time and channel plus squads, predicted lineup and latest odds.
Cristiano Ronaldo set to play in first Nations League clash after Portugal’s World Cup exit
When is it?
The Portugal vs Switzerland clash kicks off today at 7:45pm BST.
Where is it?
The match takes place at Porto’s stadium.
The reason it’s being held in Portugal is due to the interest expressed to host the inaugural finals by them, Poland and Italy before the March 2018 deadline and then the fact Portugal were the team to progress to the finals unlike the other two countries to express interest.
How to watch?
UK viewers can watch the Nations League semi-final clash between Portugal and Switzerland on Sky Sports Football and Main Event.
Will VAR be used?
Yes. Video Assistant Referees will be used in this summer’s Nations League finals after successful introduction into UEFA Champions Leagues knockout stages and Europa League final.
Portugal squad and predicted starting XI
Predicted lineup: Rui Patricio, Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Pepe, Mario Rui, Bernardo Silva, Pizzi, Carvalho, Rafa Silva, Joao Felix, Cristiano Ronaldo
Goalkeepers: Beto (Goztepe), Jose Sa (Olympiakos), Rui Patricio (Wolves)
Defenders: Joao Cancelo (Juventus), Nelson Semedo (Barcelona), Jose Fonte (Lille), Pepe (Porto), Ruben Dias (Benfica), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund), Mario Rui (Napoli)
Midfielders: Danilo (Porto), Ruben Neves (Wolves), William Carvalho (Real Betis), Bruno Fernandes (Sporting Lisbon), Joao Moutinho (Wolves), Pizzi (Benfica)
Forwards: Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Joao Felix (Benfica), Goncalo Guedes (Valencia), Rafa Silva (Benfica), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Diogo Jota (Wolves), Dyego Sousa (Braga)
Switzerland squad and predicted starting XI
Predicted lineup: Yann Sommer, Nico Elvedi, Manuel Akanji, Fabian Schar, Kevin Mbabu, Denis Zakaria, Granit Xhaka, Remo Freuler, Ricardo Rodriguez, Xherdan Shaqiri, Haris Seferovic
Goalkeepers: Yann Sommer (Borussia Monchengladbach), Yvon Mvogo (RB Leipzig), Jonas Omlin (Basel)
Defenders: Manuel Akanji (Borussia Dortmund), Loris Benito (Young Boys), Nico Elvedi (Borussia Monchengladbach), Michael Lang (Borussia Monchengladbach), Kevin Mbabu (Young Boys), Jacques-Francois Moubandje (Toulouse), Ricardo Rodriguez (Milan), Fabian Schar (Newcastle)
Midfielders: Edimilson Fernandes (Mainz), Remo Freuler (Atalanta), Xherdan Shaqiri (Liverpool), Djibril Sow (Young Boys), Renato Steffen (Wolfsburg), Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), Denis Zakaria (Borussia Monchengladbach), Steven Zuber (Stuttgart), Noah Okafor (Basel)