FIFA World Cup 2022: Portugal's probable XI against Switzerland, in pics

Cristiano Ronaldo & Co will face one of the consistent European side in the Last 16 clash

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Tuesday, December 06, 2022, 01:57 PM IST
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Diogo Costa will keep his place between the sticks despite his poor  show in the group games

Diogo Costa will keep his place between the sticks despite his poor show in the group games |

Joao Cancelo will replace Diogo Dalot at the right-back for Portugal for the crucial encounter against Switzerland

Joao Cancelo will replace Diogo Dalot at the right-back for Portugal for the crucial encounter against Switzerland | AFP

Manchester City central-defender Ruben Dias will start in the heart of the defence

Manchester City central-defender Ruben Dias will start in the heart of the defence | AFP

Veteran central-defender Pele's experience will be vital for Portugal in the knockouts

Veteran central-defender Pele's experience will be vital for Portugal in the knockouts | AFP

Raphael Guerreiro will play at the left-back in the four-man Portugal defence

Raphael Guerreiro will play at the left-back in the four-man Portugal defence | Twitter

Reuben Neves will slot in the defensive midfield role. The Wolves player is instrumental in linking the attack and defence

Reuben Neves will slot in the defensive midfield role. The Wolves player is instrumental in linking the attack and defence |

William Carvalho will play as a defensive midfielder and has the ability to glue the midfield

William Carvalho will play as a defensive midfielder and has the ability to glue the midfield | AFP

Bernardo Silva is Portugal's most creative midfielder and will be tasked with creating chances as well scoring goals

Bernardo Silva is Portugal's most creative midfielder and will be tasked with creating chances as well scoring goals | Twitter

Bruno Fernandes has the penchant to assist and score goals

Bruno Fernandes has the penchant to assist and score goals | Twitter

Joao Felix has an eye for goals and will be partnering Cristiano Ronaldo in the attack

Joao Felix has an eye for goals and will be partnering Cristiano Ronaldo in the attack | AFP

Cristiano Ronaldo starting for Portugal is a given, the talismanic goalscorer is a lethal threat inside the box

Cristiano Ronaldo starting for Portugal is a given, the talismanic goalscorer is a lethal threat inside the box |

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