The World Cup of Nuno Mendes stops here. The left side of PSG, hit in the thigh during the victory of Portugal against Uruguay (2-0, Monday), is forfeited for the rest of the competition. Fernando Santos, the coach of Portugal, confirmed the news on Thursday at a press conference. “Unfortunately Nuno is out of the rest of the World Cup. He wants to stay with us and his club has accepted that he stays with us, he thinks he can heal himself here. It shows his enormous desire to be with us, it reflects the state of mind of this team. It is important and pleasant. »
In addition to the PSG side, the Seleçao will play their last group match, this Friday against South Korea (4 p.m.), without Danilo, the PSG midfielder, touched in the ribs and who is not sure to be able to return before the end of the competition. On the other hand Otavio could be available again from the 8th final, Monday or Tuesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who remained in care on Wednesday, could be one of the spared players this Friday: “We’ll see, in principle he’s going to train this afternoon. If he trains normally…”