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Portugal’s March International Fixtures

Portugal knows what it takes to win the European Championships after taking the crown in 2016 but can they do it again with Roberto Martinez at the helm?

With Cristiano Ronaldo still their main man, Portugal will be hopeful their footballing hero can once again fire them to glory.

Here, we look at what their March plans are as they get ready for summer.

Portugal’s March International Fixtures

Portugal will stay in Europe for their March fixture as they play familiar opponents as they get ready for numerous European tests this summer.

First up for Portugal is a game against Sweden and then they will make the trip to Slovenia as Martinez looks to decide on his best team.

  • Thursday March 21 – Portugal vs. Sweden – 19:45
  • Tuesday March 26 – Slovenia vs. Portugal – 19:45

Rivals Analysis

In Sweden and Slovenia, Portugal have selected two teams they know well and that will also help them prepare for the tactics they may face at Euro 2024.

Sweden have failed to qualify for Euro 2024 but they have a new manager in Jon Dahl Tomasson and the former Blackburn Rovers manager will want to make an immediate impression.

In Viktor Gyokeres, Sweden have one of the most impressive strikers in Europe following an impressive season and there’s also Alexander Isak who has been fine up front for Newcastle United.

Slovenia will look to Andraž Šporar to score their goals as they aim to score an unlikely win over Portugal.

Squad Selection and Player Analysis

It’s an exciting time to be a Portugal fan as they get to see their combination of youth and experience try and deliver on the big stage.

Pepe and Ronaldo, teammates for club and country throughout their careers will still have a big part to play if Portugal are to succeed.

In Joao Neves, Portugal have one of the most exciting young talents in Europe and the Benfica midfielder alongside Bernardo Silva could be a creative spark for Portugal.

Up top, Ronaldo’s presence will be a factor, but he’ll also be backed by proven quality such as Diogo Jota and Joao Felix.

Tactical Preview

Roberto Martinez has always been a possession based manager and that won’t change when the Euros get underway.

Neves has been superb for Benfica and if Portugal are to control the ball then the youngster will be a vital part of Martinez’ plans.

It’s widely speculated that Martinez knows the bulk of his team and how it will look for the Euros so these two games against Sweden and Slovenia will be used to perfect their strategy.

Can anyone force their way into the plans of Martinez ahead of the Euros? These two fixtures will tell us.

Matches Preparations

Portugal will be major threats at this summer’s tournament and these March fixtures can help Roberto Martinez decide on his best 11 whilst also providing his side with a big confidence going into the competition.

Portugal are a fabulous side to watch when it all clicks, and Martinez has trusted a certain number of players in his reign so far.

These fixtures could be the last chance for players to impress the Spanish manager but will that be enough to force their way into the starting line-up.

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A Socios.com Fan Token is a digital asset that transforms your passion into rewards. As a Fan Token holder, you have the potential to access once-in-a-lifetime experiences, exclusive benefits, and other perks for being what you’ve always been – a passionate fan. Fan Tokens empower you to vote in official team polls, predict results, check-in for games, play games, choose your favourite players and more while generating reward points that lead to extraordinary Fan Rewards.

Fan Tokens Holder Benefits & Rewards

Fan Tokens empower you to reward your passion. Think of unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences like meeting the players, re-creating classic goals or even being a part of matchday in novel and exciting ways. You can win matchday tickets, VIP seats, behind-the-scenes access and more with your Fan Tokens.

Score Incredible Fan Rewards

Fans earn Fan Rewards by engaging with the team on the Socios.com app. Each time you predict and check into matches, play in-app games or vote in polls, you’ll score points. These points tally and enable you to get SSU. SSU are your in-app loyalty tokens, and you’ll trade these in for Fan Rewards.

Fan Tokens have enabled fans to travel with the first team, win unique match used merchandize and even enjoy VIP matchday experiences with team legends. Are you ready to get rewarded for your loyalty?

Vote In Polls and Make Your Mark on the clubs in the Champions League

Perhaps one of the most commonly used features on the Socios.com app is the voting system. Your Fan Tokens give you a say in your club. You’ll be able to pick shirt designs, stadium murals, official team merch and more. Whenever you use Fan Tokens, you always get to keep them, so keep impacting your side with your Fan Tokens.

Engage with clubs for Experience and Leaderboard Points

Use your Fan Tokens to score XP and LP on the Socios.com app. XP are experience points, gained every time you level up. LP are leaderboard points, and these stack in Team Leaderboards. Here, you’ll compete with fellow fans to win huge prizes when you rank at the end of the season!

Score points each time you:

  • Vote in polls
  • Check in to matches – do this each matchday to bag easy points!
  • Predict the score – get maximum points for the perfect score, and score when you guess the outcome too
  • Play in-app games, Freekick challenge and Pop & Swap.

How To Buy Fan Tokens

  1. Download the Socios.com app and follow these three steps to get your first Fan Tokens:
  2. Open the Socios.com app and tap on Wallet.
  3. Top up your Wallet with our in-app currency, Chiliz ($CHZ)T
  4. Tap on Sports, tap on All Teams and then hit Football to filter out football teams. Then search for your team and get your Fan Tokens using the $CHZ you just bought
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