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Portugal vs Sweden Nations League preview: where to watch, team news

Portugal face Sweden in UEFA Nations League Group A3 – all you need to know.

Danilo and Bruno Fernandes following the sides' last meeting
Danilo and Bruno Fernandes following the sides' last meeting Getty Images

Portugal play Sweden in UEFA Nations League Group A3 in Lisbon on Wednesday 14 October at 20:45 CET.

Portugal vs Sweden: live build-up

Where to watch the game on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Nations League broadcast partner(s) here

As they stand

Highlights: Sweden 0-2 Portugal
Highlights: Sweden 0-2 Portugal

• Portugal top League A Group 3 on goal difference following Sunday's 0-0 draw in France.

• Sweden are rooted to the foot of the table and still without a point after their 2-1 weekend loss in Croatia.

Previous meetings

• Portugal’s record in 19 games against Sweden reads W6 D6 L7; however, they won 2-0 in Solna in September, Cristiano Ronaldo scoring his 100th and 101st international goals.

• Sweden played at Lisbon's Estádio José Alvalade during UEFA EURO 2004, producing a memorable performance in a 5-0 victory over Bulgaria in the group stage.

What the coaches say

Highlights: France 0-0 Portugal
Highlights: France 0-0 Portugal

Fernando Santos, Portugal coach: "The game plan is the same [without Ronaldo], but the team dynamics will of course be different. This team showed in the past that it has the ability to respond collectively and I have full trust in every player. In the last few years Portugal always showed that he can fight for the title in every competition. Right now, we enter every game with the goal of winning, whether it is against the word champion or any other team, and that will never change."

Jan Andersson, Sweden coach: "I think we were worth a little more [than the 2-1 defeat by Croatia]. But you cannot just stare blindly at the result. It's bitter as hell to lose; other than that, there are a lot of good things we can take with us. I am sure we will see a lot of good things when we watch the match back."

Next up

14/11: Sweden vs Croatia
14/11
: Portugal vs France