Portugal vs Croatia: lineups revealed as Fernando Santos leaves potential debutants on the bench
Kick-off is fast approaching and the Portugal lineup has now been confirmed.
As expected, Patricio is in goal, while Mario Rui is preferred to Guerreiro at the left back position. Fernando Santos also opts for a 4-3-3 formation.
Full lineup: Rui Patricio; João Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Pepe, Mario Rui; William Carvalho, Ruben Neves, Pizzi; Bernardo Silva, Bruma, Andre Silva.
While there are no debutants named in the starting eleven, four are named on the bench and still remain in contention to make a first appearance for the national team, with Sergio Oliveira, Gedson Fernandes, Claudio Ramos and Pedro Mendes waiting in the wings.
Croatia lineup: Kalinic; Barisic, Vida, Mitrovic, Vrsaljko; Badelj, Kovacic, Pjaca, Modric, Perisic; Livaja.