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Portugal and Austria seem evenly matched

Portugal and Austria come together again in UEFA EURO 2016 Group F, with little to choose between the sides in their six competitive meetings over the years.

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Portugal and Austria meet for the first time since October 1995 in the second set of UEFA EURO 2016 Group F fixtures.

Previous meetings
• Portugal's record in ten previous meetings with Austria is W2 D5 L3 (W2 D2 L2 in competitive games).

• In qualifying for EURO '96, Portugal's Luís Figo scored the only goal in Lisbon. The return fixture in Vienna ended 1-1, full-back Paulinho Santos's spectacular equaliser effectively securing Portugal's place at the finals in England and ending a ten-year absence from major tournaments.

• In qualifying for the 1954 FIFA World Cup, Austria defeated Portugal 9-1 in Vienna. Erich Probst marked his competitive international debut by scoring five.

Portugal's EURO star: Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal's EURO star: Cristiano Ronaldo

EURO facts – Portugal
• Portugal are competing at their sixth successive EURO and their seventh in total. They have never failed to make it through the group stage. 

• Portugal's greatest achievement is reaching the final of UEFA EURO 2004 on home soil, where they unexpectedly lost 1-0 to Greece.

• The 1984 EURO in France was Portugal's first – they reached the semi-finals, where they lost 3-2 to the hosts in extra time.

• Portugal have played 14 games in Paris – 13 against France plus a 0-0 friendly draw with the Netherlands. Their record in those games is W2 D3 L9.

• Portuguese clubs have yet to win in six UEFA games at Parc des Princes (D2 L4).

Austria: Top five qualifying goals
Austria: Top five qualifying goals

EURO facts – Austria
• This is the first time Austria have qualified for a UEFA European Championship final tournament – they appeared as co-hosts at UEFA EURO 2008 but failed to win in three games.

• Austria's greatest achievement to date is a third-place finish at the 1954 World Cup in neighbouring Switzerland. They last qualified for a World Cup in 1998, when the tournament was staged in France.

• Austria played in nearby Saint-Denis at the 1998 finals, losing 2-1 to Italy on 23 June – a defeat which spelled elimination for Herbert Prohaska's side.

• Austria's record in 12 games in Paris is W4 D1 L7, the most recent of those wins a 2-1 friendly success against France in March 1965.

• Austria are one of four nations – along with England, Italy and Romania – who negotiated UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying unbeaten (W9 D1). They came to the finals on a nine-game competitive winning streak and having not lost in 11 competitive fixtures (W10 D1).

Coach and player links
• Have played together:
João Moutinho (Portugal) & Marc Janko (Austria) – Porto, 2012

Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal) and Marko Arnautović (Austria) – Internazionale Milano, 2009–10

• Portugal coach Fernando Santos oversaw two friendly wins against Austria (2-1 in November 2010 and 2-0 in August 2013) during his time in charge of Greece.