THE BALL – Change in the squad (Selection)

Mário Rui was called up by national coach Fernando Santos, in view of the final double matchday of the League of Nations group stage, against the Czech Republic (24 September) and Spain (27 September).

The Napoli side was called to replace Raphael Guerreiro, from Borussia Dortmund, considered unfit by the USP (Health and Performance Unit) of the FPF.

Mário Rui, 31, has played 11 games for the National Team.

Here’s the list of nominees:

Goalkeepers: Diogo Costa (FC Porto), José Sá (Wolverhampton) and Rui Patrício (Rome).

Defenders: Diogo Dalot (United), João Cancelo (City), Danilo Pereira (PSG), Pepe (FC Porto), Rúben Dias (City), Tiago Djaló (Lille), Nuno Mendes (PSG) and Mário Rui (Naples).

Midfielders: João Palhinha (Fulham), Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton), Bernardo Silva (City), Bruno Fernandes (United), João Mário (Benfica), Matheus Nunes (Wolverhampton), Vitinha (PSG) and William Carvalho (Bétis).

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (United), Diogo Jota (Liverpool), Pedro Neto (Wolverhampton), João Félix (At. Madrid), Rafael Leão (Milan), Rafa (Benfica) and Ricardo Horta (SC Braga).