According to the FPF press release, Borussia Dortmund’s full-back “complained” during today’s training and “the medical examination carried out on him confirmed that he will not be available in time for the upcoming appointments in the national team”.
Francisco Trincao, who was summoned on Tuesday, had taken an antigen test with a positive result for the novel coronavirus on arrival at the center and had already left the Alcainas team’s training camp in Cidade de Futebol.
Additionally, the Wolverhampton player did not even attend today’s session as he was “immediately placed in the care of the FPF’s Health and Benefits Department” and the initial positive diagnosis was “later confirmed by RT-PCR”.
For lack of athletes, coach Fernando Santos chose right-back Nelson Semedo, who also plays in “Wolves”.
And on Tuesday, the coach was denied the heart of Domenicos Duarte (Granada) and striker Rafa (Benfica), both of whom have physical problems, and Jose Fonte, Rafael Leao and Trincao were appointed.
Fernando Santos brought on Nelson Semedo for games against Qatar and Luxembourg.
The Portuguese national team will play a special match against Qatar on Saturday at 8.15 p.m. and after three days they will face Luxembourg at 7.45 p.m. in the first group qualification for the 2022 World Cup in the Algarve Stadium.
Portugal lead the first group in next year’s World Cup qualifiers, with 13 points, two points behind Serbia (11), in second place, and seven more points against Luxembourg (6), and it’s third, one point behind it, in front of the republic. Ireland (two) and Azerbaijan (one).
List of 24 subpoenas:
Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopez (Lyon and Fra), Diogo Costa (Porto), Rui Patricio (Roma and ETA).
Defenders: Diogo Dalot (Manchester United, England), Joao Cancelo (Manchester City, England), Danilo Pereira (Paris Saint-Germain, France), Jose Fonte (Lille, France), Pepe (FC Porto), Ruben Dias (Manchester) . ). City, Ing), Nuno Mendes (Paris Saint-Germain and FRA) and Nelson Semedo (Wolverhampton, Ing).
Mittelfeldspieler: Joao Balenha (Sporting), Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton, ING), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United, ING), Joao Mario (Benfica), Joao Moutinho (Wolverhampton, ING), Matthews Nunes (Sporting), William Carvalho (Betis) ). , besonders).
Forwards: Andre Silva (RB Leipzig, Ales), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City, England), Diogo Jota (Liverpool, England), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, England), Rafael Leao (AC Milan, ETA) and Gonzalo Guedes (Valencia .)). , particularly).