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Andre Silva downplays Portugal as favourites for the Nations League title

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Portugal forward Andre Silva doesn’t think home advantage at the UEFA Nations League finals makes them favourites

Portugal will host their first major football tournament in June next year since Euro 2004.

Back then, with the legendary Luis Figo and a young Cristiano Ronaldo in the team, Portugal reached the final of the competition before losing 1-0 to shock winners Greece.

Fernando Santos’ side will have to compete with England, Switzerland and Netherlands for glory in June this time around.

But Silva, who scored for Portugal in Tuesday’s 1-1 home draw with Poland, insists that home advantage doesn’t make them the automatic favourites.

“I’m not sure we’re favourites, though, all four teams are favourites but of course we want to win it,” Silva told reporters on UEFA.com.

“We need to take advantage of the fact we play at home and make the most of our home support.”

The Nations League semi-finals will be played between the 5th and 6th of June with the third-place game and final to be played on June 9.