Where to watch Portugal vs. Ireland live stream, TV channel, lineups, prediction for international friendly

Portugal take on the Republic of Ireland in their final friendly game ahead of Euro 2024 in Aveiro on June 11.

Roberto Martinez’s side are considered amongst the favourites to go on and win the European Championship title in the coming weeks after Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. lifted the trophy back in 2016.

Visitors Ireland failed to qualify for the competition but they secured a first win under interim head coach John O’Shea last week via a late 2-1 victory over Hungary in Dublin.

The Sporting News looks at the key details ahead of this game, including how to watch it across the world, kickoff times and the latest lineup news.

What time does Portugal vs. Ireland kick off?

This international friendly match takes place at the Estádio Municipal de Aveiro in Aveiro, Portugal and kicks off on Tuesday, June 11 at 7:45 p.m. local time (WEST).

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Tue, Jun. 11 2:45 p.m. ET
Canada Tue, Jun. 11 2:45 p.m. ET
UK Tue, Jun. 11 7:45 p.m. BST
Australia Wed, Jun. 12 4:45 a.m. AEST
India Wed, Jun. 12 12:15 a.m. IST

Portugal vs. Ireland live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this international friendly match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA Fox Sports 2 Fubo, Fox Sports app/website, ViX
Canada

DAZN

UK Premier Sports 1 Premier Sports Player
Australia Optus Sport
India

USA: This game is available to stream via Fubo, which is offering a FREE trial to new users. A Spanish language service streams on ViX

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Broadcast options can be found on Fox Sports 2.

Canada: This international friendly game streams live on DAZN.

UK: This match is available for broadcast and streaming in the UK via Premier Sports.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream this match live and on-demand on Optus Sport.

India: This match is not currently available for broadcast or streaming in India.

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Is Cristiano Ronaldo playing vs. Ireland?

Ronaldo did not feature in Portugal’s first Euro 2024 warm up friendly as Martinez’s team won 4-2 against Finland and he remained on the bench for the 2-1 loss to Croatia.

Martinez has indicated he will play a part in this game to ensure the 39-year-old is up to match fitness ahead of the start of the tournament after netting 50 goals for Al Nassr last season.

Portugal vs. Ireland lineups, team news

If Ronaldo comes into the starting XI, he is expected to replace Goncalo Ramos as the central attacker for Portugal, with Joao Cancelo and Diogo Jota also tipped to rotate in for Martinez.

Portugal predicted XI (4-3-3, right to left): Costa (GK) — Dalot, Dias, Inacio, Cancelo — Fernandes, Palhinha, Silva — Jota, Ronaldo, Felix.

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Portugal subs (9): TBC

O’Shea will also look to tweak his line up, with Jake O’Brien expected to start following a strong season at Lyon, alongside Tottenham forward Troy Parrott.

Ireland predicted XI (4-2-3-1 right to left): Kelleher (GK) — Coleman, O’Brien, O’Shea, Brady — Cullen, Knight — Doherty, Szmodics, Parrott — Idah.

Ireland subs (9): TBC

Portugal vs. Ireland prediction

Ronaldo scored twice to break Irish hearts in their last meeting in Portugal in a 2-1 World Cup qualifying win for the hosts. However, Portugal have won two and lost two since the start of 2024, and O’Shea’s Ireland could scrap out a draw here.

Prediction: Portugal 1-1 Ireland

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