The France National Football Team is considered one of the favourites for the UEFA Euro 2024 campaign. However, the 2022 finalists have not been at their best and secured qualification to the pre-quarters as runners-up in their group. Injury to star player and captain Kylian Mbappe, who missed one group stage match against the Netherlands National Football Team also hampered their route to the finals. Now the side will take on Group F winners Portugal National Football Team, captained by ‘evergreen’ Cristiano Ronaldo. Kylian Mbappe Praises Cristiano Ronaldo As ‘One of a Kind’ Ahead of Portugal vs France UEFA Euro 2024 Quarter-Final, Video Goes Viral.

Even though the French side struggled offensively, they have been very solid in their defences with Arsenal defender William Saliba marshalling the defence line for Didier Deshchamp’s side. But to advance to the next level, the side needs their offence to deliver. With Griezmann’s current form, France's football team will be heavily dependent on Kylian Mbappe to give them some firepower in the matchups. Check out chances of Kylian Mbappe playing in the Portugal vs France UEFA Euro 2024 Quarterfinal Match

Will Kylian Mbappe Play in Portugal vs France UEFA Euro 2024 Quarterfinal Match?

Portugal National Football Team is a tricky opponent in terms of their individual abilities. A number of star players including Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandez, and Bernardo Silva are capable of scoring an ‘unimaginable goal’ against any opponent. A ‘two-goal’ cushion would be a safe option for their opponents in the knock-out games. Here comes the importance of Kylian Mbappe who nearly single-handedly won them the 2022 World Cup. Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo Miss Respective Penalties in Space of A Week at Continental Championship Knock-Out Matches.

Luckily for the France National Football Team, despite taking a blow in the opening match of the UEFA Euro 2024 tournament, Kylian Mbappe returned to the lineup with the mask. Even though he is yet to score an open goal in the tournament, he has delivered heavily at the offensive end for the French side and we can expect him to play a vital role right from the start against the Portugal National Football Team.

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