In Nations League Group A3, Portugal remains at the top after a joyless 0-0 draw with France at the Stade de France.
Despite the vast array of attacking talent on display, it failed to ignite and it was considered a heavyweight clash between the world champions and the European champions respectively.
With Portugal going closest in the first period both teams struggled to make clear-cut openings with half chances for Cristiano Ronaldo.
France became the major power as the game wore on, but neither Kylian Mbappe nor Antoine Griezmann was able to unlock the visiting rearguard.
The outcome is that Fernando Santos’ Portugal, with seven points from three outings, stays top of the pool on goal difference. With Croatia four points behind in third, France is second.
While Portugal host pointless Sweden, France visits Croatia, next up in Group A3, on Wednesday.
France – Portugal 0-0
Yellow Card: Ruben Dias 2.
France: Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez, Kante, Pogba, Rabiot, Griezmann, Giroud (Martial 74), Mbappe (Coman 84).
Portugal: Patricio, Semedo, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Guerreiro (Cancelo 89), Bruno Fernandes (Renato Sanches 80), Danilo, William Carvalho (Moutinho 88), Bernardo Silva (Jota 61), Sequeira (Trincao 89), Ronaldo.