Portugal v Greece live stream, team news, match preview

International friendly games continue with Portugal v Greece tonight.

The game kicks off in Portugal at Estádio Nacional, Jamor, Oeiras at 19:30 GMT, with the game available to watch online live streaming.

Greece and Portugal will renew acquaintances when they meet later today.


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Greece will of course be very familiar to the Portuguese having beating them in the final of the 2004 European Championships in their own backyard.

The Greek’s showed that their 2-1 victory over the then hosts in the opening match was no fluke as they followed up that win with a 1-0 success in the final to lift their first major International tournament.

Since then they failed to qualify for the 2006 World Cup and bowed out of the group stages of the 2008 and 2010 European and World cups before bouncing back to form in Euro 2012 by reaching the quarter-finals.

They suffered just one defeat in qualifying, away to Bosnia and secured their place by virtue of a 4-2 aggregate play-off win over Romania.

portugalOne man who will grateful to be on the plane to Brazil is striker Kostas Mitroglou. The Fulham striker has struggled with injury since his move to London in January but despite his lack of action his pre-move form of 17 goals in 19 games for Olympiacos has seen him included.

Greece will need his goals if they are to come out of a group containing Colombia, Japan and the Ivory Coast.

Portugal also secured their place in the Brazil via the play-offs as they ran out 4-2 aggregate winners over Sweden.

The Portuguese are ranked third in the world and despite their failure to seal an automatic qualifying spot will be amongst the outsiders for the tournament.

They warmed up for the competition and indeed the clash with Greece by beating Cameroon 5-1 in March, a game that saw Cristiano Ronaldo score twice.

In all Paulo Bento’s side have won four of their last five games and they will be eager to maintain their momentum ahead of subsequent friendlies against Mexico and Republic of Ireland as they prepare for a tough group which contains Ghana, the USA and fellow Europeans Germany.

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.