Our prediction for this Euro 2024 match:
Portugal will be aiming to put icing on the cake on a very successful qualifying campaign when they welcome Iceland to Estadio Jose Alvalade in their last group game. A Selecao have been producing excellent performances in Group J and a triumph over Iceland will see them keep their 100% record in the process intact. As Roberto Martinez has a full squad to choose from including Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Felix, Bernardo Silva, and Bruno Fernandes, home win should definitely be considered.
The Icelanders, on the other hand, missed out on a spot at the European Championship finals and given their difficulties on the road, anything but a routine home triumph would be a big shock. Iceland experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-2 loss to Slovakia, which is yet another reason why we are going to bet on CR7 and Co. There are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Bruno Fernandes):
Bruno Fernandes is a Portuguese footballer who used to play for Novara before joining Udinese in a co-ownership deal in the summer of 2013. The Portuguese midfielder scored his first goal for the club in a 3-3 draw with Napoli on 7 December, 2013.
Three years later he signed a deal with Sampdoria for a fee of €7 million. Fernandes moved to Sampdoria in order to replace Roberto who reinforced Villarreal. Soriano He played 33 games for the Zebrette in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign, scoring three goals for the club, while providing four assists for his teammates.
Fernandes is a central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a secondary striker as well. He was born in Maia, Portugal on 8 September, 1994 and he began his youth career at Infesta. Fernandes has seven caps for Portugal U21 team and he has played 4 matches for the U23 team.
Highlighted Team (Iceland):
Iceland had little to no success during the first 60 years of entering the FIFA competitions, failing to qualify to a single major tournament in that period, but the team then went on to make tremendous progress at the start of the 21st century.
The Nordic side narrowly missed out on a place at the 2014 World Cup, losing in the play-off to Croatia, but they then enjoyed a thoroughly impressive qualifying campaign to reach the Euro 2016, taking 20 points from 10 matches to leave Turkey and Netherlands trailing in their wake.
As a result, the generation featuring players like Gylfi Sigurdsson, Aron Gunnarsson, Kolbeinn Sigthorsson and Emil Hallfredsson will go down as one of the most successful in the national team history and it could be quite some time before another team repeat their success. Even if he was only used as a bit-part player during the Euro 2016 qualifiers, Eidur Gudjohnsen has got to be mentioned as the first Icelandic footballer to have played for top European sides.