Preview: Portugal v Iceland

Portugal will look to get their European Championship campaign off to a strong start when they take on Iceland in group F on Tuesday night.

Fernando Santos’ men topped their group in qualifying and the Portuguese have never failed to progress from the group stages of the competition.

If they continue that impressive record, it will mean that figure head Christiano Ronaldo breaks another record as he will surpass Luis Figo and become the most capped Portuguese player of all time.

The Real Madrid forward is likely to start having shrugged off a muscular injury.

For Iceland, this is their first ever trip to the Euros. Lead by former Swiss coach, Lars Lagerback they put together an impressive qualifying campaign, winning six, losing two and drawing two to finish runners-up behind Czech Republic.

Swansea forward Gylfi Sigurdsson was instrumental in the lead up to the tournament and when asked about the first game said: “We’ve got good players who can score goals and create goals but I think out strength is how good we are defensively and how hard we work for each other.”

Neither side has any injury or suspension concerns ahead of the fixture so will have full squads to choose from and no excuses for a poor performance on the day.

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