The Portuguese beat France in the Euro 2016 final in Paris to lift the trophy, but have had to wait five years to defend their crown given Euro 2020 was delayed by a year due to the pandemic.
Portugal have been dealt a tough hand with France and Germany also in Group F, but an opening game against Hungary offers Cristiano Ronaldo and his side a great chance of getting off the mark with a win.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Hungary v Portugal is scheduled for a 5pm BST kick-off on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
The match will be held at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium in Budapest, Hungary.
Where to watch Hungary v Portugal
TV channel: The match will be televised on ITV for free.
Live stream: UK viewers will be able to watch the match online via the ITV Hub.
Hungary v Portugal team news
Goalkeepers: Peter Gulaasi, Denes Dibusz, Adam Bogdan
Defenders: Gergo Lovrencsics, Endre Botka, Adam Lang, Akos Kecskes, Attila Fiola , Willi Orban, Attila Szalai, Bendeguz Bolla
Midfielders: Loic Nego, Adam Nagy, Laszlo Kleinheisler, David Siger, Daniel Gazdag, Andras Schafer, Tamas Cseri, Filip Holender
Forwards: Adam Szalai, Roland Sallai, Nemanja Nikolic, Kevin Varga, Roland Varga , Szabolcs Schon, Janos Hahn
Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes, Rui Patrício, Rui Silva
Defenders: Joao Cancelo, Nelson Semedo, Jose Fonte, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Nuno Mendes, Raphael Guerreiro
Midfielders: Danilo Pereira, Joao Palhinha, Ruben Neves, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Moutinho, Renato Sanches, Sergio Oliveira, William Carvalho
Forwards: Pedro Goncalves, Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota, Goncalo Guedes, Joao Felix, Rafa Silva
Hungary v Portugal prediction
Hungary will be up against it versus a talented Portuguese squad, but have home advantage in Budapest. Still, you’d expect the likes of Ronaldo, Jota or Fernandes to come good for three points.
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