This has to be one of the most exciting match ups of the weekend. On Friday, Cristiano Ronaldo will lead Portugal against Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sweden.
“We have the ability, conditions and quality to achieve our goal. Tomorrow we have to get a good result without worrying whether we are favorites or not,” Portugal coach Paulo Bento said, via ESPN FC.
“We have to achieve that goal (World Cup qualifying), saying we are favorites is irrelevant. We know what we want to do and also what problems our opponents can cause. We want the best result possible.”
Bento added: “What is my gut feeling? It’s good. I don’t go into any game without having a good feeling. Both teams failed to get first place in their groups and now we’re obliged to be better than Sweden in these two games.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic thinks that Portugal are the favorites.
“With the squad and the individuals they have, Portugal are naturally the favorites,” Ibrahimovic said, via the BBC. “But we finished second in a group with Germany, who I consider the strongest squad in Europe, while they finished second in a group they should have won. So I think we deserve to go to Brazil more than they do.”
Date: November 15
Start Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Stadium: Estádio da Luz
TV Info: ESPN Deportes
Radio Info: ESPN Radio Deportes
Live Stream: ESPN 3, or Watch ESPN App
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