Nuno Mendes misses training and is in doubt for Portugal’s World Cup debut due to injury

Nuno Mendes misses training and is in doubt for Portugal’s World Cup debut due to injury
Nuno Mendes misses training and is in doubt for Portugal’s World Cup debut due to injury

Nuno Mendes has exertion myalgia and missed training this Tuesday for the national team. The left-back is therefore in doubt for Portugal’s debut in the World Cup, which will take place on Thursday, against Ghana.

The PSG player stayed in the gym doing recovery work.

25 players took to the pitch, including Pepe who appears to be recovering his physical form, as confirmed in a press conference by central Rúben Dias, highlighting the importance of having the experienced defender: I’m happy for him because it was definitely a hard stop for him and the fact that he’s here and physically well is definitely an important factor for him and for all of us.”

Moreover, in the first 15 minutes open to journalists, the remaining 25 summoned were divided into three small groups, to carry out exercises with the ball.

Goalkeepers Rui Patrício, Diogo Costa and José Sá did specific work next to one of the goals.

Portugal and Ghana will play on Thursday at 19:00 local time (16:00 in Lisbon), at Estádio 974, in Doha, in a game in Group H of the 2022 World Cup.

This will be followed by clashes with Uruguay, on November 28 (10:00 pm local time), and Paulo Bento’s South Korea, on December 2 (6:00 pm).

The 22nd edition of the World Championship will run until December 18th, in Qatar.


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