UEFA European Championship

EURO 2024 Qualifiers: Luxembourg vs Portugal: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast

Samad Haque

March 24 2023
Luxembourg Portugal

The Red Lions take on The Navigators in this exciting European qualification match at the Luxembourg Stadium.

Luxembourg and Portugal are two countries that are known for their passion for football. Both nations have a rich footballing history and have produced some world-class players over the years. In the UEFA Euro Qualifiers, these two teams have faced each other on multiple occasions, with each match bringing its own excitement and drama.

Regarding the UEFA Euro Qualifiers, Portugal is undoubtedly the stronger team. The Portuguese have a long history of success in international football, having won the European Championship in 2016 and the UEFA Nations League in 2019. They have also produced some of the game’s most iconic players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Eusébio, and Luis Figo. 

In contrast, Luxembourg is a relatively small country that has struggled to make an impact in international football. They have never qualified for a major tournament and are considered one of the minnows of European football. Despite this, they have shown glimpses of their potential in recent years, with some impressive performances in the UEFA Euro Qualifiers.

Luxembourg may not have the same resources and talent as Portugal, but they have proved that with hard work and determination, they can compete with the best. Let’s take a look at more details for this match in the coming weekend. 


Sunday, 26-03-2023; 6:45 PM (GMT)

Monday, 27-03-2023; 12:15 AM (IST)

Luxembourg form (all competition): D-D-W-D-D

Portugal form (all competition): L-W-L-W-W

Players to watch

Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo

Starting with Portugal, their most prominent player is undoubtedly Cristiano Ronaldo. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is one of the greatest footballers of all time, and his goalscoring record speaks for itself. He is a constant threat in front of goal and has the ability to change the outcome of a match with a single moment of brilliance. Ronaldo is known for his incredible speed, agility, and strength, as well as his ability to score from anywhere on the pitch. He is also a leader both on and off the pitch, and his presence alone can inspire his teammates to perform at their best.

Luxembourg: Gerson Rodrigues

Moving on to Luxembourg, they may not have the same level of talent as Portugal, but they do have some players who can cause problems for their opponents. Gerson Rodrigues is one player to watch out for. The forward has scored some important goals for Luxembourg in recent years and has the ability to make things happen in the final third. Rodrigues is a forward who is known for his speed and agility, as well as his ability to make intelligent runs and create scoring opportunities for his team. He has also shown a willingness to work hard for the team, tracking back to help out defensively when needed.

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Match facts

  •  Their most recent meeting was in the UEFA Euro Qualifiers in 2021, where Portugal won 1-0 in a closely contested match. Prior to that, they met in the same competition in 2019, with Portugal winning 3-0.
  • Portugal has a strong record in the UEFA Euro Qualifiers, having won the competition in 2016. They are also the current holders of the UEFA Nations League, having won the competition in 2019.
  • Luxembourg has never qualified for a major tournament and have lost their all 5 matches previously against Portugal.

Injury and Team News

While both teams have no major injuries and suspensions, the previous captain Pepe for Portugal has been ruled out of the game because of an injury, the new manager confirmed. The manager, in fact, has made a few changes in the squad that struggled at the World Cup.

Head-to-head Stats

Matches – 5

Luxembourg – 0

Portugal – 5

Draws – 0

Predicted Lineups

Luxembourg predicted lineup (4-3-3): 

Moris; Jans, Chanot, Mahmutovic, Pinto; V Thill, Olesen, Barreiro, Sanches; Sinani, Rodrigues

Portugal predicted lineup (4-3-3): 

Diogo Costa; Cancelo, Danilo, Antonio Silva, Guerreiro; Ruben Neves, Bernardo Silva, Fernandes; Joao Felix, Ronaldo, Rafael Leao

Match Prediction

Luxembourg and Portugal are two countries with contrasting footballing histories. While Portugal is a powerhouse in international football, Luxembourg is still striving to make an impact. When these two teams face each other in the UEFA Euro Qualifiers, it is always a fascinating battle, with each match bringing its own surprises and drama. Regardless of the result, both teams can be proud of their achievements and their passion for the beautiful game with Portugal having an obvious upper hand in the game

Prediction: Luxembourg 0 – 3 Portugal


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