Rio Olympics 2016 Football Match preview, prediction and predicted lineup for Argentina vs Portugal . In Rio Olympics 2016 on August 4 European Champion Portugal is facing Argentina at Estadio Nilton Santos in Rio de Janeiro. Argentina vs Porutgal preview and prediction is written for information purporse and this Preview and predictions is based on the Olympics stats and on the basis of recent performance of Argentina and Portugal. Argentina lost to Chile Copa American Centenario Final.Lionel Messi decided to retire after this defeat.International Head Coach Tata Martino also said Goodby.Now Julio Olarticoechea is coach of Argentina.
Argentina has won Olympics Gold medals in Football in two Olympics Games 2004 in Athens and 2008 in Beijing. In 2012 Argentina could not qualify for Olympics. Portugal has qualified in Olympic football three times ,Portugal best performance was fourth position in year 1996 in Atlanta Olympics.
The Portugal Olympics Football Team coach is Rui Jorge .Jorge is also current under-21 coach of Portugal.The 21 years old Udinese midfielder Bruno Fernandes will lead the Portugal team in Rio Olympic 2016. All three over aged players- Sergio Oliveira,Salvador Agra and Andre Martins will start against Argentina.Portugal team has two very talented players Tiago Ilori who play for Liverpool and Sporting CP striker Carlos Mane.
Portugal :Predicted Line-up(4-4-2)
The 27-year old Victor Cuesta will lead Argentina team in Rio Olympics.The 21-years old strikers Giovanni Simone of Genoa and Angel Correa of Atletico Madrid are two most promising player.
Argentina:Predicted Line-Up (4-3-3)
Argentina squad vs Portugal
Rulli- Gomez,Cuesta,Magallan,Leandro Vega- Romero,Arzura,Celso- Correa,Simeone,Espinoza
Argentina vs Portugal: Head-to-Head Stats
Argentina and Portugal were grouped together in 1996 Atlanta Olympics.Group match draw 1-1.In semi final Argentina defeated Portugal by 2-0. Hernan Crespo scored double goal.Portugal finished fourth after losing Brazil 5-0.
Argentina vs Portugal prediction:
Argentina will win 1-0.
Portugal vs Argentina:
Olympics 2016: Group D,
Date: Friday, July 2, 2016,
Kick-off: 22:00 UK Time.
Venue: Estadio Nilton Santos (Rio de Janeiro).