Portugal calls Trincão due to casualties

Fernando Santos, Portugal coach, has summoned José Fonte, Francisco Trincão, and Rafael Leão for the games against Qatar and Luxembourg due to the indisposition of Rafa Silva and Domingos Duarte.

Rafa Silva, of Benfica, and Domingos Duarte, defender of Granada, “have been dispensed after the health unit of the Portuguese Football Federation endorsed their clinical situation,” the agency reported today.

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Fernando Santos has decided to cover these casualties with José Fonte (Lille defender), Trincão (Wolverhampton forward) and Rafael Leão, Milan striker who makes his debut in the Portugal senior team with this call.

The team is concentrating today in the City of Football, in Oeiras, on the outskirts of Lisbon, to prepare for the friendly against Qatar next Saturday and the qualifying match for the 2022 World Cup against Luxembourg, on the 12th, both in the Algarve.