Portugal missed out on young defender Nuno Mendes’ efforts for the remainder of the World Cup in Qatar, according to the Portuguese FA.
The 20-year-old Paris Saint-Germain winger is sidelined with a muscle injury suffered in the 2-0 win over Uruguay, counting for the second round of the group stage, announced the Portuguese federation. National team activities.
Despite the injury and the end of the journey with Cristiano Ronaldo and teammates, Mendes will remain in the team’s delegation, where he will start working on his recovery, the federation said in a statement.
Mendes missed the first leg that beat Ghana 3-2 in the final due to muscle fatigue, then played the return leg against Uruguay, where he suffered the injury before the end of the first half, leaving the stadium in tears.
Portugal have qualified for the finals ahead of Friday’s final match in South Korea, where they will need a draw to secure top spot regardless of the second-leg result against Ghana and Uruguay.
Source: Al Ittihad
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