UEFA Euro 2024-bound Portugal will be seen in action when they face Sweden at the Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques in Guimaraes, Portugal on Friday. The international friendly between these teams will begin at 1:15 AM.

Placed in Group F alongside the likes of Czech Republic, Turkey and one from Georgia, Luxembourg, Greece, or Kazakhstan, Portugal will be looking to use the international friendly against Sweden as an opportunity to finetune their team ahead of the European Championships 2024 in June.

Under the tutelage of head coach Roberto Martinez, Portugal won all 10 of their Group J encounters in their UEFA Euro Qualifiers campaign and are one of the favourites for Euro 2024.

They will be expected to come out on top in their friendly against Sweden, who did not qualify for UEFA Euro 2024 but are looking for a fresh start with new head coach Jon Dahl Tomasson.

Both teams will be without a few key players for the upcoming friendly. Portugal will miss the services of Renato Sanches, Joao Mario, Diogo Jota, Ricardo Horta, and Pedro Neto due to injuries, while Diogo Dalot, Joao Cancelo, Danilo Pereira, Otavio, Ruben Neves, Vitinha, Joao Felix, and Cristiano Ronaldo have all been rested for the match.

Meanwhile, Swedish regulars like Isaac Kiese Thelin, Jesper Karlsson, Martin Olsson, Viktor Claesson, Kristoffer Olsson, Marcus Rohden, Filip Helander, Jesper Karlstrom, Robin Quaison, and  Ken Sema miss out due to either bad form or injury.

Portugal vs Sweden football head-to-head

The football head-to-head between Portugal and Sweden is pretty even. Both sides have won seven times each while six games have finished in draws.

The last two times these teams met in the 2020 UEFA Nations League, it was Portugal who emerged victorious both times with 2-0 and 3-0 wins. 

Where to watch Portugal vs Sweden international football friendly live in India

Live streaming of the Portugal vs Sweden international football friendly match will be available on the SonyLiv app and website in India.

Live telecast of the Portugal vs Sweden international football friendly match can be seen on the Sony Sports Ten 3 SD and HD TV channels in India.

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