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France takes on Portugal Sunday in a UEFA Nations League 2020 matchup of red-hot teams at the top of Group A3. Both squads have already clinched their advancement from the group stage, winning both of their opening matches before Sunday's big-time matchup. Portugal is coming off a 2-0 win over Sweden and a 4-1 win over Croatia heading into this match, with star Cristiano Ronaldo leading the way with a pair of goals. On the other side, France took down Croatia 4-2 while defeating Sweden 1-0. Keep an eye out for French stars Kylian Mbappé and Anthony Martial in this one.
Paul Pogba has yet to make an appearance so far in Nations League play. Sunday's game will air on ESPN. If you don't have cable, there are plenty of ways to watch the game using a streaming service. You can watch the games on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC online for free by signing up for a free trial of fuboTV or Sling. France vs.
Portugal (UEFA Champions League 2020) Start date: 2:45 p.m. EST TV channel: ESPN (Channel finder: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast, Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, DIRECTV, Dish, Hulu, fuboTV, Sling.) Live stream: WatchESPN | Sling | fuboTV - If you have a cable subscription, you may be able to stream online via WatchESPN using the login credentials from your cable provider. If you don't have cable, you can sign up for fuboTV or Sling (or use their free trial) to watch online. Sling carries both ESPN and TBS while fuboTV only carries ABC, ESPN and ESPN2. More coverage via the Associated Press LISBON, Portugal (AP) — With fans back in the stands, Portugal and Spain drew 0-0 in a friendly on Wednesday. Some 2,500 fans attended the match that served as a test for Portuguese authorities and soccer officials to evaluate the possibility of getting supporters back into stadiums amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Portuguese federation filled 5% of the capacity of the José Alvalade Stadium in Lisbon. Fans were spread around the stadium and had to sit apart from each other. About 5,000 fans will be allowed in for the national team's Nations League match against Sweden at the same stadium next Wednesday, or 10% of the venue's capacity. The European Super Cup final between Bayern Munich and Sevilla in September in Budapest was the first UEFA match with fans amid the pandemic. There had been high expectations surrounding the duel between Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's teenage sensation Ansu Fati, but the 17-year-old Spaniard stayed on the bench throughout the match. Fati last month became the youngest player to score for Spain in the Nations League match against Ukraine. The 35-year-old Ronaldo had one of the best scoring chances of the match in the 53rd minute, striking the crossbar with a powerful left-foot shot from inside the area. He also missed with a header from close range just before halftime. In the 67th, Ronaldo set up a shot by Renato Sanchez that also hit the crossbar. Both Ronaldo's and Sanchez's shots bounced near the goal line after striking the woodwork. Atlético Madrid forward João Félix, who replaced Ronaldo in the 73rd, nearly gave the hosts the win in stoppage time but whiffed a shot in front of the goal. Spain coach Luis Enrique gave Adama Traoré his national team debut off the bench in the 62nd minute. The Wolverhampton forward had been called up for the matches against German and Ukraine but couldn't play after testing positive for COVID-19. Before the match, the Portuguese and the Spanish soccer federations signed an agreement to boost their joint bid for the 2030 World Cup, establishing common strategies and cooperation deals between the nations. Spain hosts Switzerland on Saturday and visits Ukraine on Tuesday in the Nations League. Portugal visits France on Sunday in the Nations League, then hosts Sweden on Wednesday. Live Scotland v Slovakia LIVE: Steve Clarke rings changes as Aberdeen's Andrew Considine STARTS Scotland welcome Slovakia to Hampden park for the third fixture of their Uefa Nations League group. By Joel Sked Sunday, 11th October 2020, 6:01 pm Updated Sunday, 11th October 2020, 7:40 pm Steve Clarke's side will be on a high following the dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Israel on Thursday – following a drab performance – to set up Euro 2020 play-off final with Serbia next month. While that will be at the forefront of many fans' minds, the Nations League and doing well is important to Scotland. Not only will this evening allow for momentum to be built ahead of the trip to Serbia but there are also a number of other benefits, in terms of which pot Scotland find themselves in in future qualifying as well as providing a safety net for the 2022 World Cup qualification. Sign up to our daily newsletter The i newsletter cut through the noise Sign up Thanks for signing up! Sorry, there seem to be some issues. Please try again later. Submitting... We will have all the action, reaction and analysis from Hampden Park throughout the night. As a subscriber, you are shown 80% less display advertising when reading our articles. Those ads you do see are predominantly from local businesses promoting local services. These adverts enable local businesses to get in front of their target audience – the local community. It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times. Close