Portugal vs Algeria: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

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The Selecao welcome Cristiano Ronaldo back for their final World Cup tune-up match ahead of the tournament kick-off next week

Portugal conclude their on-pitch preparations for the 2018 World Cup when they take on Algeria at Estadio da Luz on Thursday.

It is the third and final warm-up game for Fernando Santos' side, who have already played out draws against Tunisia and Belgium.

With Iberian rivals Spain waiting in their opening game in Group B, a convincing home win will be the ideal send-off before they make their way to Russia.

Algeria, meanwhile, will be watching the summer's action from afar, but they will be determined to end a three-game losing streak, which continued with a 3-2 defeat to Cape Verde last time out.

Game Portugal vs Algeria
Date Thursday, June 7
Time 8:15pm BST / 3:15pm ET
Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.

US TV channel Online stream
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In the United Kingdom (UK), the game cannot be watched live on TV or streamed live online, but it can be followed live on Goal here.

UK TV channel Online stream
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Squads & Team News


Position Portugal players
Goalkeepers Rui Patricio, Lopes, Beto
Defenders B. Alves, Pepe, Guerreiro, Fonte, Dias, Pereira, Rui, Cedric
Midfielders M. Fernandes, Moutinho, Mario, B. Silva, Carvalho, B. Fernandes, Adrien Silva
Forwards Ronaldo, Andre Silva, Guedes, Martins, Quaresma

Cristiano Ronaldo has linked up with the national team after being allowed to sit out the friendly against Belgium, giving the team a boost in attack.

Rui Patricio, who recently resigned from Sporting Lisbon, could potentially return between the posts after Beto was handed the number one jersey in the last outing.

Potential Portugal XI: Rui Patricio; Cedric, Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro; Moutinho, Carvalho, Mario, Martins; B. Silva, Ronaldo.

Position Algeria players
Goalkeepers Chaouchi, Salhi, Moussaoui
Defenders Mandi, Medjani, Halliche, Chafai, Naamani, Arous, Belkhiter, Bensebaini, Benmoussa
Midfielders Benkhemassa, Bentaleb, Ferhat, Bennacer, Brahimi, Mahrez, Boukhanchouche
Forwards Slimani, Soudani, Bounedjah, Lakroum, El Mellali

Algeria will be able to call upon the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Nabil Bentaleb, both of whom played a part in the disappointing loss to Cape Verde.

In attack, Rabah Madjer may opt to start Islam Slimani after the Leicester City striker came off the bench in the last outing.

Potential Algeria XI: Chaouchi; Mandi, Chafai, Belkhiter, Bensebaini; Mahrez, Bentaleb, Ferhat, Brahimi; Soudani, Slimani.


Betting & Match Odds


Portugal are favourites to win according to dabblebet, who rate the European champions at 4/11. Algeria are considered a 15/2 bet to win and a draw is available at 10/3.

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Match Preview


Bernardo Silva Portugal 2018

Despite being the reigning European champions, Portugal are considered outsiders when it comes to challenging for the World Cup and they haven't managed to shake that perception following a string of uninspiring displays in recent friendlies. 

Santos' men cruised their way through qualification, winning nine out of their 10 games, racking up 32 goals and conceding just four in the process.

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However, since then they have looked unconvincing and in 2018 they have managed just one win from their four World Cup warm-up games to date - against Egypt.

A heavy 3-0 defeat to the Netherlands in March has been followed by draws against Tunisia and Belgium, so the game against Algeria gives the Selecao a chance to put on a show of reassurance ahead of their Russia campaign.

Indeed, the return to the fold of Ronaldo, whose international duty was put on hold to allow for a break after Real Madrid's Champions League final success, will provide a timely boost and he, along with the rest of the squad, will be eager to show they are ready to mount a challenge for the world title after exiting at the group stage in 2014.

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