If the deal goes through it would make 19-year-old Joao Felix the fifth most expensive signing of all time.
Skepticism was washed away once the games got under way with competitive football between nations of a similar level replacing meaningless friendlies and often one-sided qualifiers.
Portugal added the inaugural Nations League title to their Euro 2016 triumph
Van Dijk was first to console his young teammate and that assurance helped De Ligt to atone in perfect fashion
Cristiano Ronaldo predictably took centre stage as he struck twice in the final two minutes to set up a clash with England or the Netherlands, who meet in the second semi-final on Thursday.
Cristiano Ronaldo had publicly denied the allegations and never filed a response to the lawsuit.
Raheem Sterling's hat-trick saw England start their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign by hammering the Czech Republic 5-0.
Cristiano Ronaldo was rested for the last six Portugal games while he settled at new club Juventus.
A final vote on increasing the number of teams at the football showpiece would only be taken at a full Congress meeting in June.
Cristiano Ronaldo was denied special security measures that would have allowed him to avoid walking past journalists and curious onlookers.
FIFA is carrying out the study into increasing the number of teams by 16 in 2022.
Cristiano Ronaldo has vehemently denied the accusations, and his lawyer Peter Christiansen said the request was standard procedure.
Luis Figo and Kaka are in Pakistan as part of the World Soccer Stars tour, aimed at grooming nascent talent through exhibition matches and coaching clinics.
Cristiano Ronaldo missed on this year's Ballon d'Or after winning it five times.
Luka Modric won the 2018 Ballon d'Or, Cristiano Ronaldo was second, with France and Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann completing the podium.
Cristiano Ronaldo created history during his 16th appearance for Juventus.
Portugal enjoyed an unbeaten campaign despite the absence of star forward and captain Cristiano Ronaldo.