Portugal vs Switzerland – WC 2022: Team news, kick-off time, TV channel, stream, head-to-head

Portugal and Switzerland will meet in the Round of 16 in the World Cup and want to book a place in the quarter-finals.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s side triumphed as winners of Group H with six points after winning their first two matches, despite losing their previous game 2-1 against South Korea.

Switzerland, meanwhile, progressed as group runners-up behind Brazil after a thrilling 3-2 win over group rivals Serbia.

The meeting between the teams will be the 26th in history and already their third this year, after a win each in the Nations League.

When the impact is fast approaching, Sportsmail takes you through everything you need to know below.

Portugal will be looking to bounce back from their final day group defeat against South Korea

When is Portugal vs Switzerland?

Portugal and Switzerland are fighting together to book a quarter-final place where they will meet the winner of Spain and Morocco. The game kicks off at 7pm GMT, 2am EST in the US and 11pm Australian Eastern Time.

Date: Tuesday 6 December

Time: 7pm (UK time), 2pm (US EST), 5am – 7 December (AUS EST)

How to watch the match

The Portugal v Switzerland match will be broadcast live on ITV One and can be viewed on the ITV Hub for UK viewers.

US-based World Cup fans can watch the match on Fox Sports 1 and the Fox Sports website with a valid login. Telemundo and Peacock will also show the game.

Australian fans can watch the game for free on SBS, including the live broadcast.

Great Britain: ITV One and ITV Hub

US: Fox Sports, FuboTV, Telemundo and Peacock

Australia: SBS and SBS On Demand

ITV One will show Portugal v Switzerland in their World Cup round of 16 clash

ITV One will show Portugal v Switzerland in their World Cup round of 16 clash

Where is Portugal vs Switzerland being played?

Portugal’s clash with Switzerland will take place at the Lusail Iconic Stadium – which is a little north of Doha.

The ground has a capacity of almost 90,000 and is a purpose-built facility for the tournament and was opened just one year ago shortly after construction was completed.

The stadium will host several group stage matches, already hosting Portugal’s 2-0 win over Uruguay, and will host a match in each knockout stage including the final itself.

Placement: Lusail, Qatar

Stadium: Lusail Iconic Stadium

Portugal have already played at the Lusail Stadium and beat Uruguay 2-0 in a group match

Portugal have already played at the Lusail Stadium and beat Uruguay 2-0 in a group match

Portugal vs Switzerland: Team news

After rotating a few players for the clash with South Korea, Portugal are ready to go full force again and will likely see a return to starting XI for Bruno Fernandes as well as Bernardo Silva and Ruben Dias.

Neither team has any major fitness concerns and that could see Yann Sommer and Nico Elvedi come back into consideration for Switzerland who missed the last group game with Serbia due to illness.

Bruno Fernandes is likely to start for Portugal after being rested against South Korea

Bruno Fernandes is likely to start for Portugal after being rested against South Korea

Portugal team

Keepers: Jose Sa, Rui Patricio, Diogo Costa.

Defenders: Joao Cancelo, Diogo Dalot, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Danilo Pereira, Antonio Silva, Nuno Mendes, Raphael Guerreiro.

Midfielders: William, Ruben Neves, Joao Palhinha, Bruno Fernandes, Vitinha, Otavio, Matheus Nunes, Bernardo Silva, Joao Mario.

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Felix, Rafael Leao, Ricardo Horta, Andre Silva, Goncalo Ramos.

Swiss team

Keepers: Gregor Kobel, Yann Sommer, Jonas Omlin, Philipp Kohn.

Defenders: Manuel Akanji, Eray Comert, Nico Elvedi, Fabian Schar, Silvan Widmer, Ricardo Rodriguez, Edimilson Fernandes.

Midfielders: Michel Aebischer, Xherdan Shaqiri, Renato Steffen, Granit Xhaka, Denis Zakaria, Fabian Frei, Remo Freuler, Noah Okafor, Fabian Rieder, Ardon Jashari.

Forwards: Breel Embolo, Ruben Vargas, Djibril Sow, Haris Seferovic, Christian Fassnacht.

Xherdan Shaqiri hopes to retain his starting place after scoring in the win over Serbia

Xherdan Shaqiri hopes to retain his starting place after scoring in the win over Serbia

Head-to-head record

These teams have met frequently over the years and met 25 times, including their first ever meeting in a World Cup qualifier in 1938 where Switzerland won 2-1.

Switzerland have had the advantage of winning 11 matches compared to Portugal’s nine and they tend to face each other in competitive matches, with the last 12 matches dating back to 1982 not including a single friendly.

Switzerland won the last meeting in June 1-0 in the Nations League, but that was just four days after Portugal had beaten Swiss opposition in the same competition.

Portugal and Switzerland have already played each other twice in the Nations League this year

Portugal and Switzerland have already played each other twice in the Nations League this year

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