Preview: Portugal vs. Republic of Ireland 

September 1, 2021

With a doomed Euro 2020 campaign now consigned to history, Portugal return to action on Wednesday to face the Republic of Ireland in a World Cup qualifier in Group A. Fernando Santos’s side have taken seven points from a possible nine to sit at the top of the group, whereas the visitors to the Estadio Algarve lost both of their opening fixtures in March. Defending their continental crown was always…