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Wales vs Portugal Live: TV Channel Schedule, Preview

Portugal takes on Wales in one of the Euro 2016 Semifinal matches today in Lyon, France, kick off time at 3:00 PM ET / 9:00 PM France time. The winner will face Germany or France in the European Championship Final on Sunday.

While Portugal possesses the ability to explode at any given time, Cristiano Ronaldo’s team hasn’t shown that juggernaut in the tournament as of the moment. Portugal drew all their three Group Stage games against Iceland (1-1), Austria (0-0) and Hungary (3-3). In the round of 16, Portugal defeated Croatia 1-0 and it outlasted Poland in penalty kicks.

On the other hand, Wales won all the games except that against England in which they suffered a 2-1 defeat. Wales beat Slovakia (2-1), Russia (3-0), Northern Ireland (1-0) and Belgium (3-1) in the quarterfinals. Gareth Bale will spearhead Wales as the team tries to be aggressive against the tight defense of Portugal.

Wales vs Portugal kick off time is at 3:00 PM ET. Wales vs Portugal tv channel schedule is on ESPN. Wales vs Portugal live stream online is on WatchESPN. Results of Portugal vs Wales will be posted here. Who will win?

Wales vs Portugal game schedule info:

Date: July 6, 2016
Kick Off Time: 3:00 PM ET, 9:00 PM Lyon France
TV Schedule: ESPN
Live Stream: WatchESPN.com

Stoke City vs Liverpool: English Premier League Preview

Stoke City hosts Liverpool in one of the Premier League games on Sunday at 11:00 AM ET, 4:00 PM Local on Sunday, August 9.

Brendan Rodgers hopes to open the new season of the Premier League in a positive note over the Potters. With the inclusion of Roberto Firmino and Christian Benteke, the Reds have a strong roster that will compete against top opponents. Furthermore, James Milner is expected to debut for Liverpool as he played exemplary in the pre-season fixtures. Rodgers will have to make a tough decision in choosing his left back, Alberto Moreno or Joe Gomez.

“I need to regain their trust again. It has been an incredible journey since I came in here and it is an absolute privilege to manage this club with the supporters we have behind us, but you have to do well to earn that support and I need to earn that again,” said Rodgers.

On the other hand Stoke City manager Mark Hughes will have to utilize his roster without the presence of star defender Ryan Showcross because of injury. Stoke will be hoping to seal another victory over the Merseyside club when they face them on 9 August.

“It doesn’t matter what level you play at, a significant defeat like that generates questions about a lot of things that happen at the club. That was to be expected in the few days after the result. It’s something that maybe has focussed everybody connected with Liverpool. It’ s made them understand what they needed to be stronger this season,” said Hughes.

It was in the final game of the 2014-2015 season that the Stoke City and Liverpool last met. Liverpool lost the game 6-1.

The teams

Its reassuring to know that no matter how many players Stoke sign from Barcelona, Glenn Whelan will always retain a spot in the starting XI.

Stoke: Butland, Johnson, Cameron, Muniesa, Pieters, van Ginkel, Whelan, Walters, Adam, Afellay, Diouf.
Subs: Ireland, Odemwingie, Joselu, Sidwell, Given, Crouch, Wollscheid.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Skrtel, Gomez, Henderson, Milner, Ibe, Coutinho, Lallana, Benteke.
Subs: Toure, Firmino, Moreno, Can, Origi, Ings, Bogdan.

Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

Stoke City vs Liverpool live stream is on NBC Sports Live Extra (US), Deportes Telemundo En Vivo Extra (US Spanish), Sky Go (UK). Liverpool vs Stoke City tv channel schedule is on TV: NBCSN (U.S. — English), Telemundo (U.S. — Spanish), Sportsnet World (Canada), Sky Sports 1/HD (U.K.).