We’re getting closer! Euro 2016 is right around the corner, as Portugal and England fine tune their squads before the big soccer tournament on June 2 at 2:45 p.m. Now is not the time to start a losing streak! Will the Three Lions get one over the Portuguese? Watch with us and find out!
It’s a battle of the old foes, as England and Portugal square off in a soccer warm-up match on June 2 at Wembley Stadium before the big Euro 2016 kick off. It’s the last time the Three Lions will be able to fine tune their team before the tournament starts, and coach Roy Hodgson needs to find his best first eleven before the opening game.
Sadly, Cristiano Ronaldo, soccer’s answer to Ryan Gosling, isn’t going to be playing in this one. He’s been allowed time off before the Euros start after helping Real Madrid win the Champions League on May 28. He will be a huge miss for them and us.
However, it’s well-worth noting that Portugal aren’t just a one-man team, and have tons of young talent that can cause England’s fragile defense a lot of problems. Players like Joao Mario and Andre Gomes are some of the Portuguese’s biggest talents and will need to be watched.
But England has their own danger man, on the march with Leicester City, in the shape of Jamie Vardy. He will definitely get game-time and will be looking to improve on his England record of 3 goals in 7 games. He’s such a hungry talent and will do anything to make sure he starts when it comes to tournament time.
In games like this you’d normally say the result doesn’t matter because it’s just a friendly. However, with such an important tournament on the horizon and with these potentially playing each other in the latter stages, this could be the perfect opportunity to strike a psychological blow on their opponents.
HollywoodLifers, who do you think has a better chance at Euro 2016? England or Portugal? Tell us what you think below!