The Portuguese team begins preparations for the finals of the League of Nations football in the City of Soccer, in Oeiras, with some absences.
Players from Porto, Pepe and Danilo, and Sporting, Bruno Fernandes, will not be present at the start, but also Nelson Semedo, who was present in the final of the King’s Cup in Barcelona. Cristiano Ronaldo should also not be present and will have some more rest time.
This week Portugal will work in an open regime, with players only having to be present in practice.
At 4:30 p.m., a player will speak to reporters at a press conference, with the first training scheduled at 5:00 p.m., with 15 minutes open to the media.
Portugal, the European title-holders, will face Switzerland in the semi-finals on June 5 at Estádio do Dragão, Porto, at 19:45. The next day will be England and Holland’s other half contests, at the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, in Guimarães, also at 19:45.
The final will be on June 9, at Estádio do Dragão, at 19:45, with the match to reach the third and fourth place also on the 9th, at Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, at 15:00.
Those summoned by national coach Fernado Santos:
– Goalkeepers: Beto, José Sáe Rui Patrício.
– Defenses: João Cancelo, José Fonte, Pepe, Mário Rui, Nelson Semedo, Raphael Guerreiro and Rúben Dias.
– Medium: Bruno Fernandes, Danilo Pereira, João Moutinho, Pizzi, Reuben Neves and William Carvalho.
– Advanced: Bernardo Silva, Gonçalo Guedes, Rafa Silva, João Félix, Dyego Sousa, Diogo Jota and Cristiano Ronaldo.