SUNDAY: Fernando Santos calls Luis Neto of Sporting CP to replace injured Pepe.
SATURDAY: Fernando Santos announced that Jose Sa will replace Rui Patricio for the upcoming international break. Patricio has not fully recovered from the collision last week in the Wolves EPL match … Ligue 1 players Anthony Lopes, Danilo, José Fonte and Renato Sanches may all be forced to miss WCQ x Serbia, due to France restrictions. Serbia is not part of European Union and they are not allowing players to play outside the union, unless they quarantine 7 days.
MARCH 16: Fernando Santos has announced his squad selections for this month’s opening World Cup qualifiers against Azerbaijan (24), away Serbia (27), and away Luxembourg (30).
The home match x Azerbaijan will be in Turin.
Compared to last call up by Fernando Santos, the new faces are Nuno Mendes, Palhinha, Cedric and Rafa.
The usual names not on this list are Mario Rui, Ruben Semedo (injured), Renato Sanches, and Trincao.
GK: Jose Sa, Rui Silva, Anthony Lopes
D: Cédric Soares, João Cancelo, Domingos Duarte, José Fonte, Luis Neto, Rúben Dias, Nuno Mendes
M: Danilo, Palhinha, Rúben Neves, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, João Moutinho, Renato Sanches, Sérgio Oliveira
F: André Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota, João Félix, Pedro Neto, Rafa