Portugal has a low weight in the European Under-21 Championship: captain Fabio Vieira misses the test due to injury.
The Arsenal player was dismissed, and the national coach, Rui Jorge, decided to replace him with Diego Moreira, who was also preparing for the European national team, but under the age of 19.
The Equipe das Quinas captain presents with a medical condition. After evaluation and follow-up by the FIFA Health and Performance Unit (USP), it has been decided that the under-21 athlete is not available. Since returning from England, the midfielder has been monitored by the USP, having met his stipulated recovery plan. However, his situation is not developing as expected for him to participate in the competition, ”the Portuguese Football Association explains.
Diego Moreira joins the stage on Monday afternoon.
The team from the corner is already in Georgia, and on Wednesday, the 21st, it faces the home team. Three days later, the match will take place with the Netherlands, and on June 27, a duel with Belgium.
U21 Team Updated:
A goal keeper: Silton Bayi (Vitoria SC), Francisco Mexedo (Porto), Samuel Soares (Benfica);Defenses: Alexandre Pinetra (FC Famalicao), Andre Amaro (Vitoria SC), Leonardo Lillo (Casa Pia), Nuno Tavares (Olympique de Marseille), Bernardo Vital (JD Estoril Praia), Tomás Araujo (Gil Vicente);mode: Afonso Suzanne (KKS Lech Poznan), Andre Almeida (Valencia), Diego Moreira (Benfica), Joao Neves (Benfica), Jose Carlos (Vitoria SC), Paulo Bernardo (FC Pacos de Ferreira), Samuel Costa (U de Almeria), Thiago Dantas (PAOK FC) and Vasco Souza (Porto);advanced: Fabio Silva (PSV), Francisco Conceicao (Ajax Ajax), Henrique Araujo (Watford), Pedro Neto (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC) and Vitina (Olympique de Marseille);
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