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How Portugal could line up against France

How Portugal could line up against France
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Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how Portugal could line up for their Euro 2020 clash with France on Wednesday.

Portugal manager Fernando Santos has refused to rule out making changes to his side for their final group game of Euro 2020 against France on Wednesday.

Joao Felix should be in contention for this encounter, but the reigning champions are still without Nuno Mendes as the teenager attempts to recover from a thigh injury, while Nelson Semedo's spot at right-back is safe after Joao Cancelo's positive coronavirus test.

Mendes's injury means that Borussia Dortmund's Raphael Guerreiro is set for another run-out on the left flank, despite his unfortunate own goal in his side's defeat to Germany on matchday two.

Ruben Dias also turned the ball into his own net on the day but is set to keep his place alongside a 38-year-old Pepe, while Rui Patricio will hope to quickly banish the memories of the weekend's 4-2 loss.

Santos has affirmed that alterations could be made, and one man who could benefit from some rotation is Renato Sanches, who has appeared twice in a row off the bench and could challenge William Carvalho for a place in the middle.

Danilo Pereira and Bruno Fernandes's spots should be safe, though, while Bernardo Silva will hope to edge out Rafa Silva, despite lasting just 45 minutes of the defeat to Germany.

Cristiano Ronaldo has failed to score against France in six previous attempts, but the five-time Ballon d'Or winner would set a new record of 20 goals at the World Cup and Euros combined with a strike here - surpassing Miroslav Klose's 19.

Portugal possible starting lineup: Patricio; Semedo, Dias, Pepe, Guerreiro; Pereira, Sanches, Fernandes; B.Silva, Ronaldo, Jota

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Tuesday's key events

· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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