It is on! Portugal will battle Iceland in France on June 14th at 3pm EST. Cristiano Ronaldo will likely be scoring at will in the pursuit of his first trophy for Portugal. Stay with us and catch every moment of big play online.
This is truly a David versus Goliath situation if ever there were one. Iceland will play the underdog going up against one of the fiercest strikers in the game, Cristiano Ronaldo, 31 and Portugal. The pretty boy from Madeira, Cristiano, will use this Group F game to showcase his skills on the international stage. Be sure not to miss a single netter in this great contest online here!
This is the first time Iceland has made an appearance in the Euro Championship and will feature few big name players on their squad. Iceland fans are putting their faith in Eidur Gudjohnsen, a veteran striker from Chelsea who may be out-matched by the younger faster Portugal defenders. The Nords will need top efforts from Hannes Halldorsson, their goalkeeper, who will have his hands full against the amazing offensive prowess that is Portugal. Good luck Hannes!
Iceland’s star player may be midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson who has earned lots of respect in the Premier League playing for Swansea City but gets little attention elsewhere. This is his big stage to make a splash for the international audience. Gylfi will need to do a lot of work on both sides of the field for this contest to be close.
Then there is Cristiano, the star striker for Portugal, on loan from Real Madrid. Cristiano had a pair of goals in Portugal’s opening thumping of Estonia 7-0, and will likely notch up another pair if not a hat trick against underwhelming Iceland. Cristiano is a scoring threat when he gets close to the ball and is a nightmare for defenders. He will be a major headache for Iceland.
HollywoodLifers, who will you be rooting for in this exciting match-up? Do you think Iceland have a chance at taking down the soccer studs of Portugal? Will you be keeping a close eye on Cristiano? What do you think will happen in this Euro Championship game?