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Marco Caneira out of Portugal squad for Euro 2008 qualifier against Belgium

Marco Caneira out of Portugal squad for Euro 2008 qualifier against Belgium

Marco Caneira will miss Portugal's European Championship qualifier in Belgium on Saturday due to a groin strain.
The Sporting Lisbon defender will not recover in time for the match, the Portuguese Soccer Federation said Thursday.
Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari called up under-21 team defender Vitorino Antunes, who plays at Pacos Ferreira, to replace Caneira.
Portugal goes into the Group A game without some of its best players. Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo is suspended. Benfica attacking duo Simao Sabrosa and Nuno Gomes and Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho are all unavailable through injury.
Poland leads the group with 16 points, ahead of Portugal, Finland and Serbia tied with 11 points.


Updated : 2021-10-19 10:19 GMT+08:00