Watch Croatia Vs. Portugal At Euro 2016 Live Online: Can Ronaldo Steer Portugal To The Quarter-Finals?

Croatia will be hoping to stop Cristiano Ronaldo from continuing his good form when they take on Portugal in the knockout stages of Euro 2016 at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens on Saturday.

You can watch Croatia vs. Portugal live online through a number of streaming links provided right here.

Croatia

Perhaps the biggest surprise package of Euro 2016 so far, Croatia stunned champions Spain in their last group match to finish top of Group D. While the win against Spain meant that Croatia would avoid Italy in the knockout rounds, they will now face another Iberian nation in Portugal in one of the first knockout games of the tournament.

Croatia will start as narrow favorites after having ended Spain’s 14-match winning streak in the European Championships, but speaking before the game, manager Ante Cacic appeared keen to stress that Portugal will present another huge challenge for his team, according to Sky Sports.

“At this stage of the competition there is no easy opponent, but we have got maybe the toughest.”

“But, we were in the hardest group of the tournament and we managed to progress so there is no reason that we won’t go into this match without confidence.”

“We respect Portugal, but we believe in our quality, togetherness and character which we have shown until now and we are looking forward to this challenge.”

Real Madrid star Luka Modric will be restored to the starting line-up after having been rested for the match against Spain, while Nikola Kalinic’s match-winning heroics in that game might mean that Cacic would be tempted to deploy the striker once again against Portugal.

Croatia’s history in major tournaments will be a cause for concern, but with a number of their players now plying their trade in some of Europe’s biggest clubs, Cacic’s men will certainly not be short of experience on the big stage.

You can watch Croatia take on Portugal at Euro 2016 live online through the streaming links provided at the end of this article.

Portugal

After failing to register a win in any of their opening three games, Portugal will know that a good performance would be essential to their chances of progressing against an in-form Croatia side. A lot will depend on their star man Cristiano Ronaldo, who, after scoring a brace against Hungary in Portugal’s last group game, became the first player to score in four successive European Championships.

Having said that, Portugal look far from a finished product under manager Fernando Santos, but he expressed optimism before the game, saying that his team has the needed quality to beat the Portuguese, according to UEFA.

“I have as my objective to try and win this game. Croatia have immense quality, just like we do. It will be a game with two sides full of great quality and sides who want to go through. It will be a great game, I’m sure. I think we can beat Croatia.”

“It will be a totally different game to the ones we’ve had. Austria did things well against Portugal, and a lot of people thought we’d beat Iceland but it didn’t happen. We are prepared to play a completely different game.”

Santos will have a full squad, minus defender Raphael Guerreiro, at his disposal. Pepe and Ricardo Quaresma are both one booking away from being suspended for the next game. The match against Croatia will also mark Fenerbahçe forward Nani’s 100 caps for his national team.

Live streaming links

Croatia vs. Portugal is set to start at 8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ET, and you can catch the game both on television and online through the following links.

Soccer fans in the United States can catch all the action live on ESPN (ESPN2, ESPN3 USA, ESPN Deportes TV), while fans hoping to catch the game live online can watch it by clicking on Watch ESPN.

If you live in the United Kingdom, you can catch the Croatia vs. Portugal game live on ITV 1 and online on ITV Hub.

Fans in South East Asia, including India, can tune into Sony SIX to watch the game live on television, while the live streaming link for the Croatia vs. Portugal game can be found on Sonyliv. French fans can watch the game on TF1 and Bein Sports 1, with the live streaming option being available on Bein Sports Connect.

Portuguese fans can tune into RTP to watch their team take on Croatia, with the live streaming option being available on RTP, while Croatians can tune into HRT on television and go on HRT to watch their team take on Portugal.

For a full list of the channels telecasting Euros 2016 around the world and their complementing live streaming links, click here.

If you do not want to pay subscription fees, alternate links to watch the match can be found by going to FirstRowSports.

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