So here we are, a couple hours from knowing one of the finalists of EURO 2016.
Call that entrant the presumed underdog, as Wales or Portugal would be considered long shots to topple Germany or hosts France.
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Gareth Bale leads the Welsh into battle with Cristiano Ronaldo and A Seleção.
Wales has won four of its five EURO encounters, only falling to England while defeating Russia, Slovakia, Northern Ireland and Belgium.
Portugal, meanwhile, hasn’t won a single match in regulation, beating Croatia in extra time and Poland in penalty kicks after a group stage that saw it draw Austria, Iceland, and Hungary.