Portugal will host the Netherlands in the first UEFA Nations League final this Sunday night، with both teams recording 3-1 victories in their semi-final games.
The two teams will clash in the pitch of Estadio do Dragao at 8:45 pm (Cairo Local Time).
The outcome of an anticipated titanic battle between Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk is likely to have a huge say in whether Portugal or Netherlands win the inaugural Nations League.
A stunning hat-trick from Ronaldo saw hosts Portugal to a 3-1 semi-final win over Switzerland، while Van Dijk played with typical composure in a game otherwise laced with defensive errors in Guimaraes – the Netherlands coming from behind to beat England 3-1 in extra time.
Van Dijk was named the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Player of the Year on account of his imperious form for Liverpool and scooped man-of-the-match honours as Jurgen Klopp's side won the Champions League final against Tottenham last weekend.
As such there is an increasing clamour for the 27-year-old to be in contention for the Ballon d'Or، but، at Estadio do Dragao on Sunday، a five-time winner of the award will be doing everything to ensure Van Dijk's excellent season ends on a low note.