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Spain vs Portugal: how to watch, TV, online, streaming

All the information you need on how and where to watch Spain take on Portugal at the Benito Villamarín in Seville on Thursday 2 June.

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Spain vs Portugal: how and where to watch
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Spain host Portugal in another edition of the Iberian Derby on Thursday, on this occasion in the UEFA Nations League. Luis Enrique’s side were runners-up to France in last season’s finals and will hope to be in the mix again this campaign, although La Roja are something of a transitional side at the moment and far from the force they were on the world stage a decade ago, despite reaching the semifinals at the Euros. Portugal, meanwhile, were the winners of the inaugural Nations League in 2018-19 and will be using the continental kick-about to fine tune for the World Cup later in the year, which will in all likelihood be Cristiano Ronaldo’s last attempt to add the greatest prize of all to his and his country’s laurels.

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Spain and Portugal: quick on the draw

The last four games between the sides have ended in a draw, and the two most recent were instantly forgettable goalless encounters. The previous meeting was notable for six goals being scored in a 3-3 draw during the group stage at the World Cup in 2018, Ronaldo netting a hat-trick against Spain in Sochi for his first and only goals against his local rivals. When it has mattered – at Euro 2004, the 2010 World Cup, and Euro 2012 – there has been little to separate the sides, a young Ronaldo helping his side past Spain in Portugal’s home Euros, where they would lose to surprise package Greece in the final, Spain gaining revenge with a 1-0 win in the last 16 in 2010 as they swept to the title, and then penalties deciding the affair in 2012 after another goalless draw in the semi-finals in Donetsk, as Spain completed a treble of Euros and World Cup victories.

Overall, Spain hold the advantage with 16 wins to Portugal’s six, the remaining 16 games between the sides all ending in draws. Few would bet against such an outcome again in Seville: Luis Enrique’s side have been struggling for goals, a 5-0 win against Iceland in their last game aside, and are very much a work in progress. Fernando Santos’ team were dumped out of the Euros in the last 16 stage and forced into the playoffs to reach the World Cup after a draw in Ireland and defeat at home against Serbia, but recovered to see off Turkey and North Macedonia – who knocked out Italy – to secure their spot in Qatar.

What time does Spain vs Portugal kick off?

The UEFA Nations League Group A2 match between Spain and Portugal will kick off at the Estadio Benito Villamarín in Seville on Thursday 2 June, 2022, at 8:45 pm local time. In the United States, that’s 2.45 pm ET and 11:45 am PT.

Check out what time Spain vs Portugal gets going wherever you are in the world.

Where can I watch Spain vs Portugal in the US?

In the US, the following television channels and online services will be broadcasting Spain vs Portugal:

US: Foxsports.com, Fox Sports 1, FOX Sports App

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