Euro'2016 hero returns to duel with Lithuania at Algarve Stadium – Jornal diariOnline Southern Region

Euro'2016 hero returns to duel with Lithuania at Algarve Stadium - Jornal diariOnline Southern Region


The national coach Fernando Santos today revealed the call for the Portuguese national team next week, in the qualification for Euro'2020, one of them in the Algarve Stadium, highlighting the return of Éder.

The striker, who scored the lone goal that gave Portugal their triumph in the Euro'2016 final against France (1-0), is back in the squad and will be the option for the Portuguese attack in the games against Lithuania on the day. November 14, at 19:45 hours, at the Algarve Stadium, and Luxembourg, in the city of Luxembourg, on the 17th, at 14:00.

Portugal is in 2nd place in qualifying group 8 and needs to win both matches to secure a place at Euro'2020. If Serbia fails to win against Luxembourg within a week, victory against Lithuania will suffice.

Fernando Santos's 25 picks are as follows:

Goalkeeper – Beto (Goztepe), José Sá (Olympiakos) and Rui Patrício (Wolverhampton).

Defenders – Ricardo Pereira (Leicester), Nelson Semedo (Barcelona), Jose Fonte (Lille), Pepe (FC Porto), Reuben Dias (Benfica), Reuben Semedo (Olympiakos), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund) and Mario Rui (Naples)

Midfielders – Danilo Pereira (FC Porto), Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton), Bruno Fernandes (Sporting), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), João Mário (Lokomotiv), João Moutinho (Wolverhampton), Pizzi (Benfica)

Forwards – Bruma (PSV), Daniel Podence (Olympiakos), Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton), André Silva (Eintracht Frankfurt), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Gonçalo Paciencia (Eintracht Frankfurt) and Éder (Lokomotiv).

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