In Episode 48 of the Seleção podcast, host Danny Pinto and Eric Krakauer of beIN Sports review Portugal’s 2-2 draw against France to clinch a spot in the Round of 16 at EURO 2020.

Danny and Eric take a deep dive into Fernando Santos’ changes to the starting XI, the impact of Renato Sanches, CR109 and much more.

The guys also answer some Twitter questions, and finish up by previewing Sunday’s match against Belgium in Sevilla. 

 

 

To listen to the podcast, click on the play button below.

 

Related: Portugal 2-2 France match report - draw with France sees Portugal through to round of Last 16

Related: Portugal 2-2 France - Player Ratings 

Related: Seleção podcast - A Debacle in Deutschland

Related: Seleção podcast - Hungary downed, Germany next up

 

 

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Great Podcast.

I look forward to this game and hope Palhinha starts!

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I find it funny that no english speaking pundits apart from one I have seen are giving Portugal a chance to win....I dont get it...I dont see belgium as being any better and we have far more quality across the 11 and in depth than belgium. They...

I find it funny that no english speaking pundits apart from one I have seen are giving Portugal a chance to win....I dont get it...I dont see belgium as being any better and we have far more quality across the 11 and in depth than belgium. They have played weak teams and a denmark that was emotionally all over the place...i think that is good for us....they might be shocked because the qaulity we have going forward compared to other teams they have played is night and day...if we show intensity and tactical discipline in the proper areas then we should actually beat belgium.

As I said before belgium really play expansive football amd like to keep the ball but when they lose it...you see how exposed they are. How midfield ballwinners must transition to offence quick to catch them out.

You dont need palhinha and danilo...i hope he picks just one and the renato with license to drive as there will be space against belgium and i would love to see bernardo in the middle...he can do what moutinho does as he does it for man city regularly and then you can have a actual winger to cover semedo since they play a back 5 and get forward and cross the ball for jota and ronaldo.

I would love to see nuno mendes in for raphael...speed and power and a cool head amd raphael hasnt exactly been fantastic. Could this be the other Santos trick and then see mendes play out the tourney.....

Santos is good but still tactically simple...still think with our players we could be more proactive...look at italy....and we could be playing 3 at back formation change easily...all the players unerstand it...i think the germany debacle was actually good since we come up against belgium.


Forca!

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Great podcast guys.
I think Palhinha will start and I also think Nuno mendes may start given he is back to full training . Santos seems to have faith in mendes and used him in recent World Cup qualifiers. Bruno fernandes I predict will start in...

Great podcast guys.
I think Palhinha will start and I also think Nuno mendes may start given he is back to full training . Santos seems to have faith in mendes and used him in recent World Cup qualifiers. Bruno fernandes I predict will start in the bench.

I predict that Portugal will win 3-2 AET.

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I love Portugal playing a 4-2-3-1 against Belgium.My dream eleven against Belgium:

Patricio

Pepe ...

I love Portugal playing a 4-2-3-1 against Belgium.My dream eleven against Belgium:

Patricio

Pepe Dias

Semedo Guerreiro

Palinha
Sanches


Rafa Silva Moutinho Ronaldo


Jota

I always love Moutinho in the first eleven and he is damn free here!His creative talent will be used more in this line up.
Also I think if Rafa Silva is there in the first eleven it will be a good twist.Forca Portugal!!!!

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Nothing much to say but I'm optimistic on our chances to win against the #1 ranked Belgian team. I don't remember the last time we faced Belgium in a competitive match. We have faced them in a couple of friendlies not too recently. I could...

Nothing much to say but I'm optimistic on our chances to win against the #1 ranked Belgian team. I don't remember the last time we faced Belgium in a competitive match. We have faced them in a couple of friendlies not too recently. I could remember the Euro qualifier match in 2007 where we beat them 4-0. Quaresma and Ronaldo were absolutely brilliant that night. Belgium is a whole different team now full of talented players in the squad. They play in a 3-4-3 system, which is becoming a trend in European football. Here's the thing, Ronaldo will break Ali Daei's record to become the highest goal scorer in international football. Joao Felix might get some minutes this time. I hope Nuno Mendes is okay and fully fit.

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I think we can do very well with the same 11 as france ,or start palinha and felix for jota and danilo, or give them 45 each...

forcaaaa cant wait

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I still dont get why Pote hasnt had his chance....can operate like renato and moutinho or like bernardo....same sort of predicament as Sancho...lighting it up in their respective leagues but down the pecking order...which i understand from a...

I still dont get why Pote hasnt had his chance....can operate like renato and moutinho or like bernardo....same sort of predicament as Sancho...lighting it up in their respective leagues but down the pecking order...which i understand from a certain point of view and if your A.Silva, your thinking thr same thing...however in Andre's case...goal scoring isnt a problem this tournament so far.

If you want to go 451 because its a back 3...pote is far better out wide with bernardo tucked just inside along with danilo or palhinha and renato and jota on other side with ronaldo up top. He is far better than rafa in possession and operates anywhere in midfield or in attack which is rare.....sibce he plays in a 343 system he understands his defensive responsibility so against belgium it makes sense and the same for nuno mendes.

So curious how santos tackles belgium.

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My lineup would be

Semedo Pepe Dias N.Mendes
Palhinha
Pote BSilva Renato Jota
Cr7

But in a do or die game, I cant see Santos playing Mendes, Palhinha or Pote...he is far too cautious and...

My lineup would be

Semedo Pepe Dias N.Mendes
Palhinha
Pote BSilva Renato Jota
Cr7

But in a do or die game, I cant see Santos playing Mendes, Palhinha or Pote...he is far too cautious and afraid. Id rather go out with a lineup like the above. Mendes is already a better player than Guerreiro. Pote can run up and down like Jota. Bernardo is better inside. And Palhinha does everything and more than a Danilo or Carvalho. Faster , which is critical.

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Spot on formation and lineup.

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Yep, thats the line up!

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When are line ups announced I’m dying over here!

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Agree with Mark's 4141 formatiom and team. Its reiterates my post about Pote and a way forward with inform players. It adds pace, possession and cover against back 3s.

It also and this diverges from euro2020 to qatar 2022 but is relevant. You...

Agree with Mark's 4141 formatiom and team. Its reiterates my post about Pote and a way forward with inform players. It adds pace, possession and cover against back 3s.

It also and this diverges from euro2020 to qatar 2022 but is relevant. You have a handful of players coming up that are far more technical than your pace/power player ala spain more than ala france. It makes sense to think about this...it can be an organic transition.

You think about vitinha, fabio, trincao, pote, mota, braganca.....not going to be a counter attacking team but a possession team wspecially when you add them to the current crop of attacking mids we have.

We such a great new generation to add to the current one in their mid to lower 20s thats its exciting.

Lb and rb are in great shape bith with experience and quality youth..ruben dias is got a good decade as he just turned 23.

All we need is a couple CBs to come good at a high level..david carmo, goncalo inacio, diogo leite to partner ruben along with a guy like domingos duarte as back up.

No need to talk about midfield or attack....too many players to count....goals wont be so focused once ronaldo retires and come from across the front and mid.

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