Watch The Video Portugal vs Qatar 3-0 full highlights obtain Saturday October 9th 2021 friendly match
Santos makes 10 modifications to the Portugal XI that beat Azerbaijan 3-0 final day out – as solely Andre Silva retains his place. Costa is in for Patricio between the posts, whereas Fonte and Pereira change Pepe and Dias at centre-again. Mendes and Dalot are in at left and proper-again respectively forward of Guerreiro and Cancelo, whereas wholesale modifications in midfield see Matheus, Carvalho and Mario change Fernandes, Palhinha and Moutinho.
Having already certified for the World Cup by advantage of their standing as hosts, Qatar are persevering with to play via their pleasant fixture record with a view to put together for opening day. A run of three consecutive losses to the USA, Serbia and Portugal was arrested two days in the past with a draw in opposition to Luxembourg, although coach Felix Sanchez will get one other shot at overturning the hosts, who beat Qatar 3-1 in a pleasant in September.
Portugal will use this pleasant fixture forward of a World Cup qualifying match in opposition to Luxembourg to check the depths of their squad in pursuit of a fourth consecutive victory in all competitions. Fernando Santos is eager to place the frustration of the Euros behind him in pursuit of a spot on the 2022 World Cup – with the Iberians presently two factors forward of second-positioned Serbia in group A.
Andre Silva will get the nod once more at striker, whereas Guedes and Ronaldo ship Bernardo Silva and Jota to the substitute’s bench.