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Injured Coentrao, Ruben Dias out of Portugal football squad

IANS  |  Lisbon 

Sporting full back and Benfica defender have left the Portuguese national team camp with and were replaced by and Mario Rui (Napoli), the has announced.

Coentrao has been struggling with tight muscle discomfort that has limited his abilities, according to the federation, despite having passed the tests administered to him without any problems, reports

Dias, a sensation this season at just 20 years old, was excluded from what was going to be his first international camp with ankle problems.

Luis Neto, who joined Fenerbahce on loan from Zenit Saint Petersburg, and Mario Rui were the safe bet for

will play two friendlies in Switzerland, first against on March 23, four days before facing off against the Netherlands, as they tune up to take part in World Cup.

The reigning champions of Europe, was matched up with Spain, and in Group B.



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First Published: Tue, March 20 2018. 13:52 IST