Cristiano and Co. kick off their Euro 2024 campaign on Tuesday but will they win their opener or suffer a slip-up? Here's everything you need to know about their clash with the Czech Republic.

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In Portugal: Sport TV Multiscreen 

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Preview

Tuesday will see Portugal, one of the favorites to win Euro 2024, kick off their European Championship campaign. The continental heavyweights face the Czech Republic at the Red Bull Arena as fans eagerly await to see how Cristiano and Co. perform in their opening game.

Cristiano Ronaldo will take center stage for possibly the last time as the iconic attacker gears up for potentially his final European Championship — the five-time Ballon d'Or winner will be 43 by the time Euro 2028 rolls up.

The former Real Madrid superstar unforgettably led his nation to the title for the first time in history in Euro 2016, with A Seleção beating France at the Stade de France in extra time.

Eight years later and Portugal are in fantastic shape to win it again, with Cristiano scoring a historic 35 goals in 31 appearances for Al Nassr in the Saudi Pro League while the national team enjoyed a sensational qualifying campaign.

Roberto Martinez's men were the only ones with a perfect record in the qualifiers, winning all 10 fixtures. Additionally, Portugal conceded only twice throughout their qualifying campaign, with both goals coming against Serbia, who finished second in the group.

However, the Portuguese have suffered a few disappointing results. While the Euro 2016 champions beat the Republic of Ireland 3-0 in their most recent fixture, with Cristiano scoring a brilliant brace, the team lost 2-1 to Croatia in the game before that.

A Seleção also lost 2-0 to Slovenia in a friendly in March, showing that they are not invincible. Nonetheless, Martinez boasts one of the most star-studded squads in the tournament and should enter Tuesday's fixture with tremendous confidence.

The Czech Republic, on the other hand, enter Euro 2024 on the back of a lovely five-game winning streak, though a handful of those victories came against minnows.

Národní tým beat North Macedonia 2-1 in their most recent fixture, with Patrik Schick, who helped Leverkusen win the 2023-24 Bundesliga title without losing a single match, getting on the scoresheet, while also overcoming Moldova and Armenia.

Ivan Hašek's side also enjoyed a fruitful qualifying campaign, though they did not win their group like Portugal. The Czech Republic went unbeaten in all but one of their eight matches, winning four and drawing three to finish level on points with Albania in Group E — but behind due to their head-to-head record.

Schick and Co. will aim to make the knockout stage in a European Championship for the second time in a row, having reached the quarterfinals in Euro 2020 following their group-stage exit in 2016. However, the central European nation will need to bring their A-game to accomplish this.

Team news

Portugal

Martinez is expected to name two veterans in Tuesday's opener: the 41-year-old Pepe and the 39-year-old Cristiano. Manchester stars Bernardo Silva and Bruno Fernandes should also start but it will be interesting to see whether Joao Felix or Rafael Leao gets the nod in attack. 

Portugal's final Euro 2024 squad:

Goalkeepers: Diogo Costa (Porto), Rui Patrício (Roma), José Sá (Wolves)

Defenders: João Cancelo (Barcelona), Diogo Dalot (Manchester United), Rúben Dias (Manchester City), Gonçalo Inácio (Sporting CP), Nuno Mendes (Paris), Pepe (Porto), Nélson Semedo (Wolves), António Silva (Benfica)

Midfielders: Danilo (Paris), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Pedro Neto (Wolves), João Neves (Benfica), Rúben Neves (Al-Hilal), Matheus Nunes (Manchester City), João Palhinha (Fulham), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Vitinha (Paris)

Forwards: Francisco Conceição (Porto), João Félix (Barcelona), Diogo Jota (Liverpool), Rafael Leão (AC Milan), Gonçalo Ramos (Paris), Cristiano Ronaldo (Al-Nassr)

Czech Republic

Michal Sadilek was sadly forced to pull out of the squad after suffering a late injury. West Ham duo Vladimir Coufal and Tomas Soucek will start while Leverkusen striker Patrik Schick is all but guaranteed to lead the line.

Czech Republic's final Euro 2024 squad:

Goalkeepers: Vítězslav Jaroš (Sturm Graz), Matěj Kovář (Leverkusen) Jindřich Staněk (Slavia Praha)

Defenders: Vladimír Coufal (West Ham), David Douděra (Slavia Praha), Robin Hranáč (Viktoria Plzeň), David Jurásek (Hoffenheim), Ladislav Krejčí (Sparta Praha), Martin Vitík (Sparta Praha), Tomáš Vlček (Slavia Praha), David Zima (Slavia Praha)

Midfielders: Antonín Barák (Fiorentina), Lukáš Červ (Viktoria Plzeň), Tomáš Holeš (Slavia Praha), Matěj Jurásek (Slavia Praha), Ondřej Lingr (Feyenoord), Lukáš Provod (Slavia Praha), Petr Ševčík (Slavia Praha), Tomáš Souček (West Ham), Pavel Šulc (Viktoria Plzeň)

Forwards: Václav Černý (Wolfsburg), Tomáš Chorý (Viktoria Plzeň), Mojmír Chytil (Slavia Praha), Adam Hložek (Leverkusen), Jan Kuchta (Sparta Praha), Patrik Schick (Leverkusen)

Key stats

  • This will be the fourth encounter between these two nations in the European Championship since Euro 1996.

  • The Czech Republic won one of those three previous run-ins while Portugal triumphed in the last two, with Cristiano Ronaldo featuring and scoring in both victories (2008 and 2012).

  • A Seleção have won their last four encounters with the Czech Republic across all competitions.

  • This fixture will see the two joint top scorers of Euro 2020 face off in Cristiano Ronaldo and Patrik Schick, with both scoring five goals each.

  • Cristiano will become the first player in history to feature in six European Championships if he makes a cameo on Tuesday.

Broadcast listings

 

Match details, result and original broadcast info

Portugal 2 - 1 Czech Republic

June 18, 2024 3:00pmLeipzig Stadium (Leipzig)

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