Before the disclosure of Fernando Santos’ list for the World Cup, Paris-SG could apply for the title of best-represented club in Portugal team. It was three weeks ago and it already seems very far away. First the coach did not retain Renato Sanches, returned to grace for Euro 2020 (played in 2021). Then, the three representatives of the capital club are overdue.
Danilo Pereira, holder for the first match against Ghana (3-2), injured his ribs in training. He is still with the group in Qatar, but his return before the end of the competition seems compromised. Nuno Mendes, preserved due to muscle pain in the opening, left injured in a thigh and in tears before the break, against Uruguay (2-0, this Monday). ” Unfortunately, he is forfeited for the rest of the World Cup, confirmed Fernando Santos this Wednesday noon. 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. »
Vitinha is fine. But he is one of five field players without a minute of play in this World Cup (with Diogo Dalot, Antonio Silva, André Silva and Ricardo Horta). He could finally appear this Friday against South Korea in a sector where Otavio is still injured and where Ruben Neves is one of four Portuguese under threat of suspension in the event of a warning, with Ruben Dias, Joao Felix and Bruno Fernandes. But he goes a long way.