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Rio Olympics 2016 Football – Argentina vs Portugal Preview,Prediction, Lineup

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.
Portugal Team:
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)
Squad: Pereira-Henrique,Figueiredo,Illori,Egaio-Silva,Martins,Fernandes,Oliveira,Agra,MAne

Argentina Team:
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.
Match  highlights.
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).

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