PORTUGAL and Croatia begin their Nations League campaign with a crunch clash in Porto.
The home side are attempting to defend the crown they won more than 12 months ago after beating Holland 1-0 in the final.
- Start time: 7.45pm BST
- TV/Live stream: Sky Sports Red Button
- Portugal XI: To follow
- Croatia XI: To follow
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Good evening, welcome to the live blog for Portugal vs Croatia.
Portugal kick off their UEFA Nations League defence against 2018 World Cup finalists Croatia at the Estadio do Dragao in Porto.
Portugal won the first ever Nations League competition in 2019 beating Holland 1-0 thanks to a strike from Valencia’s Goncalo Guedes.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a doubt for tonight’s game, the Juventus forward has been struck down by a foot infection meaning he will still be stuck on 99 international goals for Portugal.
Goal No99 came all the way back in November against Luxembourg, it’s been a long wait to achieve the 100 goal milestone and the wait is set to continue.
Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes is set to start in midfield off the back of an impressive debut season in the Premier league, while Barcelona starlet Trincao has also been included in the squad and may feature.
Croatia will also have a number of key players missing, La Liga duo Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic are set to miss tonight’s fixture as well as the game against France due to injury.
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