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UEFA EURO: Portugal - France Match press kits

UEFA EURO - 2019/21 SeasonMatch press kits

PortugalPortugalPuskás Aréna - BudapestWednesday 23 June 2021
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Group F - Matchday 3
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Match background Only this chapter

There is a repeat of the UEFA EURO 2016 final on Matchday 3 in Budapest as holders Portugal meet the team they beat to the title in the last tournament, France, in the concluding round of Group F games.

• Portugal picked up their first major silverware on French soil thanks to Éder's extra-time winner at the Stade de France on 10 July 2016, denying France a second home EURO title and a third overall.

• Didier Deschamps' France gained a measure of revenge by ending Portugal's defence of the UEFA Nations League, taking four points off Fernando Santos's side in autumn 2020 to qualify for the Finals ahead of their opponents.

Previous meetings
• Going into the final of UEFA EURO 2016, France had won ten successive matches between the sides, and have still triumphed in 19 of the nations' 27 meetings (D2 L6).

• Despite losing talisman and captain Cristiano Ronaldo to injury with only 25 minutes played in that final, Fernando Santos's Portugal claimed the trophy thanks to a 109th-minute strike from substitute Éder – who had spent the second half of the 2015/16 season playing in France for LOSC Lille, and whose goal was his only competitive strike for his country.

• That ended a French winning streak against Portugal that had stretched back over 40 years to a 2-0 friendly success for Portugal at the Parc des Princes in April 1975, Nené and Marinho scoring the goals.

• That long sequence of France wins against Portugal included victories in the semi-finals at the UEFA European Championship in 1984 (3-2) and 2000 (2-1) – when current coach Didier Deschamps was Les Bleus' captain – in addition to a 1-0 victory at the same stage of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Zinédine Zidane converted penalty winners in each of the last two games.

• France had therefore won all three of their competitive matches against Portugal before the UEFA EURO 2016 final.

• The last friendly between the sides ended in a 1-0 France win in Lisbon in September 2015, Mathieu Valbuena scoring the only goal.

• After a goalless UEFA Nations League draw at the Stade de France on 11 October 2020, France's N'Golo Kanté scored the only goal after 53 minutes at Lisbon's Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on 14 November to secure first place in Group A3 and a place in the final tournament.

EURO facts: Portugal
• A 2-0 semi-final win against Wales was Portugal's only victory inside 90 minutes at UEFA EURO 2016; before Matchday 1, it was the only one of their previous eight EURO finals matches that was not all square after 90 minutes.

• At UEFA EURO 2016, Santos's side had finished third in Group F behind Hungary and Iceland having drawn all three games, before beating Croatia 1-0 after extra time in the round of 16 and Poland 5-3 on penalties after their quarter-final had finished 1-1.

• Santos went on to guide Portugal to victory in the inaugural UEFA Nations League in 2019, the hosts beating Switzerland 3-1 in the semi-finals before a 1-0 final defeat of the Netherlands.

• Portugal were Group B runners-up in UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying, finishing three points behind Ukraine and three ahead of Serbia. Portugal drew their first two games, both at home, against Ukraine (0-0) and Serbia (1-1), but won five of the next six (L1).

• The 2-1 reverse in Ukraine on 14 October 2019 was Portugal's only defeat in 22 EURO matches (W15 D6) before Matchday 1.

• Cristiano Ronaldo scored 11 qualifying goals, one behind top scorer Harry Kane of England.

• Ronaldo has made the most appearance in EURO final tournaments (21 before Matchday 1). The competition's top scorer overall on 40 goals, he is the joint top marksman in final tournaments with Michel Platini on nine goals.

• Portugal are competing at their seventh consecutive EURO and their eighth in total.

• An André Silva goal gave Portugal victory in their last game in Budapest, in a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Hungary at the Ferencváros Stadion on 3 September 2017. That made their record in the country, and city, played three won three; Pepe scored the only goal in another World Cup qualifying win in September 2009, this time at the Ferenc Puskás Stadium, with Ronaldo captaining the side in both games.

• This is Portugal's second game at the Puskás Aréna having taken on Hungary there on Matchday 1.

EURO facts: France
• The final defeat by Portugal in 2016 denied France the chance to claim their third EURO title following their triumphs of 1984 and 2000.

• In 2016, Deschamps' team had finished first in their group ahead of Switzerland, Albania and Romania before beating the Republic of Ireland 2-1 – their first EURO knockout win since 2000 – in the round of 16. Iceland (5-2) and Germany (2-0) were then defeated only for Portugal to run out winners in Saint-Denis.

• Les Bleus responded to that disappointment by winning their second World Cup in 2018, defeating Croatia 4-2 in the final to add to their title from 20 years earlier.

• Having won world (1998) and European (2000) titles with France as a player, Deschamps can repeat the feat as a coach; France aside, only West Germany (1972 EURO, 1974 World Cup) and Spain (2008 and 2012 EURO, 2010 World Cup) have held both titles at the same time.

• France qualified for the 2020 finals by finishing first in Group H, winning eight of their ten qualifiers (D1 L1) to pick up 25 points, two more than Turkey.

• The 2-0 loss in Turkey on 8 June 2019 was France's only defeat in 90 minutes in their last 17 EURO games (W13 D3) before Matchday 1.

• France are appearing at their 13th successive world or European final tournament; they have not missed out since the 1994 World Cup, and have reached five finals in that run, winning three of them.

• This is France's tenth EURO, and their eighth in a row; they last failed to qualify for the 1988 event.

• France have lost six of their eight matches in Hungary, all in Budapest, although their last visit brought a first win – a 3-1 friendly success at the Népstadion (later the Ferenc Puskás Stadium) in March 1990 in which Éric Cantona scored twice. A 1-1 draw at the same ground in qualifying for the 1972 UEFA European Championship is the only other time they have avoided defeat in Hungary.

• Like Portugal, this is Les Bleus' second game at the Puskás Aréna following their Matchday 2 contest against Hungary.

Links and trivia
• Santos took charge of Portugal for the first time in a 2-1 friendly defeat by France in Saint-Denis on 11 October 2014. Deschamps was also the France coach, with Paul Pogba scoring the home side's winner.

• Have played in France:
Anthony Lopes (Lyon 2000–)
José Fonte (LOSC Lille 2018–)
Renato Sanches (LOSC Lille 2019–)
Danilo (Paris Saint-Germain 2020–)
Raphaël Guerreiro (Caen 2012/13, Lorient 2013–16)
João Moutinho (Monaco 2013–18)
Bernardo Silva (Monaco 2014–17)
Ricardo Pereira (Nice 2015–17)
Gonçalo Guedes (Paris Saint-Germain 2017)

• Have played together:
Anthony Lopes & Léo Dubois (Lyon 2018–)
Bruno Fernandes & Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial (Manchester United 2020–)
Cristiano Ronaldo & Adrien Rabiot (Juventus 2019–)
Danilo & Presnel Kimpembe, Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain 2020–)
Cristiano Ronaldo & Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid 2011–18)
Pepe & Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid 2011–17)
Nélson Semedo & Clément Lenglet (Barcelona 2018–20)
Nélson Semedo & Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona 2019/20)
Nélson Semedo & Lucas Digne (Barcelona 2017/18)
Bernardo Silva & Benjamin Mendy (Monaco 2016/17, Manchester City 2017–)
João Cancelo & Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City 2019–)
André Gomes & Lucas Digne (Everton 2018–)
André Gomes & Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Digne (Barcelona 2016–18)
André Gomes & Kurt Zouma (Everton 2018/19)
José Fonte & Mike Maignan, Jonathan Ikoné (LOSC Lille 2018–)
Renato Sanches & Mike Maignan, Jonathan Ikoné (LOSC Lille 2019–)
Renato Sanches & Corentin Tolisso, Kingsley Coman (Bayern München 2016/17, 2018/19)
João Félix & Thomas Lemar (Atlético de Madrid 2019–)
João Moutinho & Kylian Mbappé (Monaco 2015–17)
João Moutinho & Thomas Lemar (Monaco 2015–18)
João Moutinho & Benjamin Mendy (Monaco 2016/17)
Bernardo Silva & Thomas Lemar, Kylian Mbappé (Monaco 2015–17)
João Moutinho, Bernardo Silva & Anthony Martial (Monaco 2014–15)
William Carvalho & Nabil Fekir (Betis 2019–)
Ricardo Pereira & Alassane Pléa (Nice 2015–17)
André Silva & Wissam Ben Yedder (Sevilla 2018/19)
Anthony Lopes & Hugo Lloris (Lyon 2008–12)
Anthony Lopes & Samuel Umtiti (Lyon 2002–16)
Anthony Lopes & Corentin Tolisso (Lyon 2007–17)
Anthony Lopes & Anthony Martial (Lyon 2009–13)

• Danilo scored in Portugal's 2-0 win against France in the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup semi-finals.

• Bruno Fernandes scored a penalty as Manchester United beat a Paris Saint-Germain side featuring Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappé 2-1 at the Parc des Princes on Matchday 1 of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League. Paris scored through an own goal by Anthony Martial.

• A Real Madrid side including Ronaldo and Pepe were victorious against Atlético de Madrid's Antoine Griezmann and Lucas Hernández in the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League final, Ronaldo scoring the decisive penalty after a 1-1 draw in Milan; Griezmann had fired a spot kick against the crossbar in normal time but scored in the shoot-out.

• Kylian Mbappé has scored eight goals past Anthony Lopes in his seven appearances for Paris against Lyon.

• Ronaldo twice scored two goals past Steve Mandanda as Real Madrid beat Marseille home (3-0) and away (3-1) in the 2009/10 UEFA Champions League group stage.

• Guerreiro was born in France, in the commune of Le Blanc-Mesnil in the suburbs of Paris to a Portuguese father and a French mother. Lopes was also born in France to Portuguese parents, in his case in Givors, in the commune of Lyon.

• Ronaldo was sent off in Portugal's 2-0 loss against France at the 2002 UEFA European Under-17 Championship – his first appearance in an international final tournament.


Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Portugal

2016 – winners
2012 – semi-finals
2008 – quarter-finals
2004 – runners-up
2000 – semi-finals
1996 – quarter-finals
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – semi-finals
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – quarter-finals

Final tournament win
3-0 twice, most recently v Germany, 20/06/00

Final tournament defeat
Switzerland v Portugal, 15/06/08

Qualifying win
8-0 twice, most recently Portugal v Liechtenstein, 09/06/99

Qualifying defeat
5-0 twice, most recently Soviet Union v Portugal, 27/04/83

Final tournament appearances
21: Cristiano Ronaldo
João Moutinho
Luís Figo
14: Nuno Gomes
12: Fernando Couto
12: Rui Costa
12: Rui Patrício
Ricardo Carvalho

Final tournament goals
9: Cristiano Ronaldo
Nuno Gomes
3: Sérgio Conceição
Hélder Postiga
3: Nani

Overall appearances
56: Cristiano Ronaldo
43: João Moutinho
34: Luís Figo
33: Vítor Baía
33: Rui Patrício
32: Rui Costa
30: Pepe
30: Ricardo Quaresma
29: Ricardo Carvalho
29: Fernando Couto

Overall goals
40: Cristiano Ronaldo
14: João Pinto
12: Rui Costa
10: Nani
9: Hélder Postiga
Nuno Gomes
8: Luís Figo
8: Nené


UEFA European Championship records: France

2016 – runners-up
2012 – quarter-finals
2008 – group stage
2004 – quarter-finals
2000 – winners
1996 – semi-finals
1992 – group stage
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – winners
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – quarter-finals
1964 – quarter-finals
1960 – fourth place

Final tournament win
5-0: France v Belgium, 16/06/84

Final tournament defeat
4-1: Netherlands v France, 13/06/08

Qualifying win
10-0: France v Azerbaijan, 06/09/95

Qualifying defeat
5-1: Yugoslavia v France, 24/04/68

Final tournament appearances
16: Lilian Thuram
14: Zinédine Zidane
13: Laurent Blanc
13: Didier Deschamps
12: Marcel Desailly
12: Bixente Lizarazu

Final tournament goals
9: Michel Platini
6: Antoine Griezmann
6: Thierry Henry
5: Zinédine Zidane

Overall appearances
47: Lilian Thuram
36: Didier Deschamps
35: Laurent Blanc
34: Marcel Desailly
33: Zinédine Zidane
30: Bixente Lizarazu
27: Youri Djorkaeff
27: Thierry Henry
27: Hugo Lloris
27: Patrick Vieira

Overall goals
18: Thierry Henry
12: Jean-Pierre Papin
12: David Trezeguet
11: Zinédine Zidane
11: Youri Djorkaeff
10: Michel Platini
10: Sylvain Wiltord
9: Olivier Giroud
9: Antoine Griezmann



:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2020 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2020 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 was the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.


Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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