The in-form Liverpool attacker started the game on the bench and looked lively when he was eventually brought on
Fernando Santos defended his decision to start Diogo Jota on the bench as Portugal fell to France in the Nations League.

N’Golo Kante’s 53rd-minute goal proved to be enough for France on Saturday as the world champions claimed the top spot in Group A3 and a place in the Finals.

Santos opted for a front three of Cristiano Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva and Joao Felix in Lisbon, with Jota introduced shortly after Kante’s goal.

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