Portugal vs North Macedonia World Cup Match
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Portugal will face North Macedonia on 29 March 2022 at the World Qualifier match in Estádio do Dragão in Porto. Here you will know when, where, and how to watch Portugal vs. North Macedonia match along with the lineup and prediction.

HOW TO WATCH

MARCH

29

2022

Venue: Estádio do Dragão in Porto

TV Channel: TUDN, Sky Sports

TIME

2:45

PM/ET

WATCH LIVE FROM HERE

Preview:

In their semi-final match, Portugal defeated Turkey 3-1. In their playoff semi-final against Turkey, Portugal and their significantly depleted defense kept to their mission and swiftly went two goals up thanks to Otavio’s close-range finish and Diogo Jota’s superbly placed header.

Burak Yilmaz then went from hero to zero for Turkey, as the Lille veteran tucked home to halve the gap before firing a penalty over the crossbar, and Matheus Nunes completed the score with seconds remaining. Three of the Euro 2016 champions’ defensive mainstays, Joao Cancelo, Pepe, and Ruben Dias, were unavailable for the semi-final for various reasons.

On a spectacular night in Palermo, Macedonia defeated incumbent European champions Italy 1-0. Blagoja Milevski and his team will remember their triumph over the Euro 2020 winners and 2006 World Cup champions for a long time, with the manager declaring that his team “won Italian style” over the wasteful Azzurri.

North Macedonia’s cherished victory in Palermo was their third in a row in World Cup qualifying, as well as their third consecutive win and clean sheet away from home, and there’s no reason for Milevski’s side to believe they can’t go all the way and qualify for their first-ever World Cup finals tournament.

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When and where is Portugal vs. North Macedonia?

  • Date: The match will be held on 29 March 2022.
  • Time: The kick-off will start at 2:45 pm ET and 11:45 pm PT.
  • Venue: The match will take place at the Estádio do Dragão in Porto.

The venue has a capacity of 50,000 people.

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Which TV Channel Will Broadcast?

  • Sky Sports
  • TUDN

Sky Sports will broadcast Portugal vs North Macedonia match on television in the UK. In the USA, you will be able to watch the match on TUND. You will need a cable TV subscription to watch the match there. Contact your cable TV operator and watch the match on TV.

How to Live Stream Portugal vs. North Macedonia Match?

  • Sky Go App
  • ESPN+

In the UK, the Sky Go app will show the live stream of the Portugal vs North Macedonia match online. You will need to subscribe to the app to watch the match there. It is totally free for Sky TV subscribers.

In the USA, ESPN+ will be streaming this exciting match. The monthly subscription to ESPN+ is only $6.99. You will be able to watch all the matches of the World Cup Qualifier on this channel. so, subscribe to the channel and start watching your favorite sport right now.

Head-to-Head:

  • Portugal wins: 0
  • Draws: 1
  • North Macedonia wins: 0

Portugal’s Team News:

Experienced defender Pepe has returned to training after missing Portugal’s win over Turkey following a positive Covid test. Joao Cancelo is back from suspension and should replace Diogo Dalot in the starting lineup.

Otavio is expected to partner Ronaldo and Diogo Jota in attack, with Jose Fonte pairing alongside Pepe in defense.

Possible Lineup:

Diogo Costa; Joao Cancelo, Danilo Pereira, Jose Fonte, Raphael Guerreiro; Bernardo Silva, Joao Moutinho, Bruno Fernandes; Otavio, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota

Format: 4-3-3

North Macedonia’s Team News:

For North Macedonia, Eljif Elmas and Tihomir Kostadinov both returned from suspension and could come back into the side.

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However, the visitors may decide to keep the faith with the same team that produced a famous win over the Italians.

Possible Lineup:

Stole Dimitrievski; Stefan Ristovski, Darko Velkovski, Visar Musliu, Ezgjan Alioski; Eljif Elmas, Tihomir Kostadinov, Enis Bardhi; Darko Churlinov, Milan Ristovski, Aleksandar Trajkovski.

Format: 4-3-3

Prediction:

Portugal, despite their attacking talent, aren’t exactly renowned for their ability to break teams down. That said, they surely have enough to get through, even if it isn’t as straightforward as it may look.

Pick: Portugal 3-1 North Macedonia

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