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Euro 2024: Portugal v Czech republic team news – Ronaldo and Pepe break records with starts

Ronaldo appearing in sixth European Championships while defender becomes oldest player in tournament history

Portugal and Czech Republic have announced their line-ups for their Euro 2024 clash in Group F.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named in the Portugal starting XI, meaning he will appear in a record sixth European Championship.

Pepe also starts and at the age of 41 years and 113 days, becomes the oldest player ever to appear in the history of the tournament.

Premier League stars Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Dalot of Man United and Man City’s Bernardo Silva and Ruben Dias also start for Roberto Martinez’s side.

Bayer Leverkusen forward Patrik Schick is main main for the Czech Republic and was joint-top scorer at Euro 2020 with Ronaldo, who claimed the Golden Boot courtesy of supplying an assist in addition to scoring five goals across the tournament.

West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek captains the side while his Hammers teammate Vladimir Coufal is in defence.

Portugal XI: Costa, Dalot, Pepe, Dias, Cancelo, Silva, Fernandes, Vitinha, Mendes, Ronaldo, Leao

Czech Republic XI: Stanek, Krejci, Hranac, Holes, Doudera, Provod, Soucek, Sulc, Coufal, Schick, Kuchta

Turkey are the early leaders in Group F after their 3-1 win over debutants Georgia earlier on Tuesday evening.

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Alex Hoad

Alex has more than 15 years' experience in sports journalism and has reported on multiple Olympics, World Cups and European Championships in additional to Champions League, Europa League and domestic football.

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