FIFA WC 2022 | Portugal vs Switzerland Preview & prediction | H2H Record | line-up
Portugal faces Switzerland in their last 16 group match at Lusail Iconic Stadium, Qatar. Portugal defeated Uruguay and Ghana but fell short against South Korea, which beat them 2-1. South Korea itself is on the run.
The Euro 2016 champions will look to get back to their winning ways against Switzerland. Switzerland, which dramatically won against Serbia in the last minute (3-2), will be relying on the same enthusiasm it showed to beat Serbia.
Head-to-Head Record between Portugal and Switzerland
These teams previously met 25 times. Portugal has won nine of those games, while Switzerland has won 11 times. Their other five matchups have ended in draws.
The two teams last faced off in the group stages of the UEFA Nations League back in June, with Switzerland winning the match 1-0.
Portugal Form: L-W-W-W-L
Switzerland Form: W-L-W-L-W
What Happened During the Group Stages
Portugal began with a dominant display in a 3-2 win against Ghana, where they scored a total of five goals in the last 25 minutes. Then they beat Uruguay 2-0, courtesy of a brace from Bruno Fernandes. But they lost their third and penultimate match against South Korea, courtesy of their last-minute winner.
On the other hand, Switzerland began on a positive note, beating Cameroon 1-0, but in their second match against Brazil, they lost narrowly when Casemiro scored against the Swiss to clinch the top spot. They won 3-2 in their third and most important match against Serbia.
Nuno Mendes, Otavio, and Danilo Pereira
World Cup record
Appearance No. 7 (first in 1966)
Best Results (1966 (3rd place), 1986 (17th place), 2002 (21st place), 2006 (4th place), 2010 (11th place), 2014 (18th place), 2018 (13th place)
Appearance No. 12 (first in 1934)
Best Results (1934,1938,1954(quarterfinals))
Portugal vs Switzerland Predicted lineup
Portugal starting 11 (4-3-3): Costa, Cancelo, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro; Bernardo, Neves, Carvalho; Fernandes, Ronaldo, Felix
Bench: Patricio, Sa, Andre Silva, Dalot, Pereira, Palhinha, Vitinha, Mario, Nunes, Horta, Ramos, Antonio Silva, Leao.
Switzerland Starting 11 (4-2-3-1): Sommer, Widmer, Elvedi, Akanji, Rodriguez; Xhaka, Freuler; Shaqiri, Sow, Vargas; Embolo.
Bench: Kobel, Omlin, Comert, Zakaria, Frei, Jashari, Aebischer, Fernandes, Rieder, Fassnacht, Steffen, Okafor, Seferovic, and Schar.
Portugal vs Switzerland Date, kick-off time, and venue
- Location: Al Daayen, Qatar
- Stadium: Lusail Stadium
- Date: Tuesday, December 6
- Kick-off Time: 19:00 GMT/14:00 ET/11:00 PT