Portugal host Iceland in their final Euro 2024 qualifying match in Group J on Sunday, November 19 in Lisbon.
Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates top the group and have already qualified for the tournament in Germany next summer.
Roberto Martinez’s side are the sixth-highest-ranked nation in the world and have won all of their qualifying matches so far. Their most recent victory came against Liechtenstein on Thursday, where Ronaldo found himself on the scoresheet once again.
Although the result of this match is almost meaningless — Iceland cannot qualify through Group J — Ronaldo will likely want to be involved so he can continue his exceptional 2023 form.
The Sporting News details the key information on a game where Portugal will aim to keep their 100 percent win record in this qualification cycle.
Portugal vs Iceland live stream, TV channel
|India||Sony Ten 2||JioTV, Sony LIV|
|Malaysia||Astro SuperSport 2||sooka, Astro Go|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport 5 NZ||—|
USA: This match is available to live stream with Spanish-language options on ViX.
Canada: This match can be streamed live via DAZN.
UK: All Euro 2024 qualifiers will be shown on Viaplay Sports.
Australia: The game is available via Optus Sport.
What time does Portugal vs Iceland kick off?
The Euro 2024 qualifier will be held on Sunday, November 19, at Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon, Portugal.
The kickoff will be at 8:45 p.m. local time. Here is how that translates to time zones in different regions around the world:
|USA||Sun, Nov 19||2:45 p.m. ET|
|Canada||Sun, Nov 19||2:45 p.m. ET|
|UK||Sun, Nov 19||7:45 p.m. GMT|
|Australia||Mon, Nov 20||6:45 a.m. AEDT|
|India||Mon, Nov 20||1:15 a.m. IST|
|Hong Kong||Mon, Nov 20||3:45 a.m. HKT|
|Malaysia||Mon, Nov 20||3:45 a.m. MYT|
|Singapore||Mon, Nov 20||3:45 a.m. SGT|
|New Zealand||Mon, Nov 20||8:45 a.m. NZDT|
Portugal vs Iceland lineups, team news
The hosts are likely to stick with their strongest lineup, as Martinez often tries to do. They do have some concerns at the back and, against Liechtenstein, Martinez fielded a makeshift three-at-the-back formation. It worked on Thursday, therefore we could see something similar on Sunday.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored an 89th-minute winner when these teams last met, seems to be the first on the teamsheet under Martinez and will be hoping to extend his goalscoring form for his beloved national team.
Portugal predicted lineup (3-4-2-1, right to left): Sa (GK) — A. Silva, Gomes, R. Neves — Cancelo, B. Silva, J. Neves, Fernandes — Bruma, Ronaldo — Ramos
Iceland’s hopes of competing at next year’s finals will now rest on their UEFA Nations League progress. They cannot finish any higher than fourth in Group J, even with a win here.
Iceland projected lineup (4-3-3, right to left): Runarsson (GK) — Fridriksson, Palsson, Ingason, Magnusson — Willumsson, Sigurdsson, J Gudmundsson — Thorsteinsson, A Gudmundsson, Finnbogason.
Portugal vs Iceland prediction, odds
Martinez could make a few changes from his side’s comfortable 2-0 win in Liechtenstein but they’re still the favourites to come out winners against Iceland.
Ronaldo was on the scoresheet once again on Thursday and no player has more goals than him in qualifying. With his desire to continue to add to his international record, you can expect him to start.
Prediction: Portugal 3-1 Iceland
|Draw||Iceland win||Over / Under
|Both teams to score
Y / N
|-650||+600||+1500||+140 / -192||+155 / -225|