Hey 2024 will bring a big headache for Sergio Conceicao. Although January is very far away on the calendar, the fact is that the blue and white coach will already know that, in principle, he will not have two “heavyweights” at the beginning of the new year.
Unlike usual, the Asian Cup will be held between January and February, which means that Mehdi Taremi will head to Qatar, where the competition is being held, to represent the Iranian national team and may fail if the Iranians reach the quarter-finals. Final, a total of 10 Dragon matches.
The match is scheduled to start on January 12, and the final will be on February 10, and Iran is already one of the favorite teams to win the final. If Taremi is called up, he will have to leave Invicta at the beginning of January.
But it is not just Taremi who will rule out Sergio Conceicao’s options. Like the Asian Cup, the Africa Cup of Nations has also moved from summer to winter due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the Porto team, Nigerian Zido is a primary option for Portuguese Jose Peseiro, who has been selected for the African national team, so the left-back may also miss about 10 matches for the blue and white team.
The 2024 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations will be held in Côte d’Ivoire, starting on January 13 and ending on February 11. A period similar to Tarmi’s absence.
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