Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo shoots the ball during their friendly match against Israel at the Alvalade Stadium in Lisbon on Wednesday. Associated Press
Top-ranked Belgium and their golden generation face an early reckoning at the European Championship against determined holders Portugal, who clawed their way into the last 16 to set up the potential match of the round on Sunday. The contrast in progress could
Portugal have the European Championship’s all-time leading scorer in Cristiano Ronaldo. Germany have a team full of players who have never even scored once at the continental tournament. They will come up against each other on Saturday.
England and Portugal both scored five goals while France scored three as they overcame lowly-ranked Kosovo, Andorra and Lithuania in Euro 2020 qualifying on Tuesday.
Martinez will play in a back three with Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni opting for more defensive cover against the Dutch.
"We have a whole people behind us, a continent behind us and the Arab world behind us. That's a lot of energy behind us. We're going to try and do everything we can," Regragui said on the eve of the match against Portugal.
The match finished 1-1 after extra time, with Bruno Petkovic cancelling out Neymar's brilliant solo opener. Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic saved a penalty attempt by Rodrygo and Marquinhos later hit the post.