Nations League: Portugal vs Sweden



Portugal and Sweden will both be looking to win the full 3 points for various reasons in the fourth round of the UEFA Nations League as the two countries meet in Wednesday's Group A3 clash. The defending champions had a goalless draw with France at the weekend, while Sweden lost 1-2 to Croatia on Sunday night.

Portugal continued to defend their Nations League crown with a 0-0 draw against European heavyweights France on Sunday night, while defending European champions still score with the defending champions of the World Cup later. Fernando Santos has now seen his side share the spoils in a goalless draw 2 times in a row following their friendly against Spain last week, and Portugal have a serious fight. If they want to secure their place in the Nations League finals and keep the crown. However, Portugal's recent record speaks for itself - the defending Nations League and European champions have only tasted 1 defeat in their last 20 games in all competitions - 1 defeat. -2 against Ukraine in Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Ludwig Augustinsson has left the camp to return to Werder Bremen to prepare for the Bundesliga's comeback, while fellow defender Filip Helander returns to Rangers after an injury. The visitors also revealed that an unknown goalkeeper on the team had a minor problem, and while none of the current three goalkeepers had made it back, Isak Pettersson came as a fourth option. Portugal will certainly feel optimistic about their chances of winning this encounter, while Sweden is yet to mark the Nations League 2020-21 after all three defeats. Janne Andersson's men are always expected to struggle in a group match with European champions, World Cup champions and World Cup runner-up, and Sweden is in danger of returning to League B quickly with The remaining three group stage matches. The Nordic country lost to France and Portugal in September, and Andersson's side are still waiting for their first point in the group after suffering a 2-1 defeat to Croatia on Sunday, with Nikola Vlasic and Andrej. Kramaric scored in 2 matches with 1 equalizer from Marcus Berg. Sweden only won 1 of their last 11 encounters with Portugal in all competitions, with the Nordic country beating the European champions 3-2 in a 2017 friendly match. 




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