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Spain vs Portugal .. a negative tie in the first half and a goal disallowed


A negative tie settled the first half of the match between Spain and Portugal, in the friendly match that brings them together at the "Wanda Metropolitano" stadium of Atletico Madrid, as part of their preparations for the European Nations Cup "Euro 2020".


The Spanish team was the best party during the events of the first half, and its players posed a threat to the European goal of Brazil.


The referee canceled a goal for Portugal in the 23rd minute, scored by defender Jose Fonte, for a foul against the Spain defender.


The local authorities in Madrid allowed the attendance of about 15,000 fans for today's match, as this will become the first meeting to be held in Madrid to be held in the presence of fans in more than one year, in light of the prevention of large gatherings due to the Corona virus pandemic.


The friendly match also witnessed the official announcement of the Spanish Football Federation of its candidacy with its Portuguese counterpart in order to bid to host the 2030 World Cup.

 

Spain national team

Goalkeeper: Unai Simon


Defense Line: Marcos Llorente - Laporte - Pau Torres - Gaya


Midfield: Thiago Alcantara, Busquets, Fabian Ruiz


Forwards: Sarabia - Ferran Torres - Morata


Portugal national team

 

Goalkeeper: Rui Patricio


Defense Line: Semedo - Fonte - Pepe - Guerrero


Midfield: Danilo Pereira, Sergio Oliveira, Renato Sanchez


Forwards: Diego Jota - Joao Felix - Cristiano Ronaldo Spain plays in Group E, which includes Sweden, Poland and Slovakia.


Spain will play its three matches in Group E of the European Championship in Seville, with the attendance of 30% of the stadium capacity, and Seville obtained the rights to host matches in April after the European Union “UEFA” decided to exclude Bilbao from the hosting cities due to the lack of guarantees to provide accommodation for fans during the tournament that was Scheduled last year and postponed due to the pandemic.


The Euro 2020 draw has placed the Portuguese national team in Group D, which includes France, Germany and Hungary.


Portugal is the holder of the last European Championship, "Euro 2016", by defeating the host French team with a goal for nothing in the final match.

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