09 October 2008

Next 2 Portugal games, Oct 11, 15, 2008, because still recovering from injury, No Maniche, Deco, Simao Sabrosa, and Ricardo Carvalho

This Saturday, October 11, 2008, is Portugal's next game, a 2010 World cup qualifier. They'll play in Sweden and the second game on October 15, 2008 is against Albania. They'll play at home in Braga.

Three important attacking midfielders will not be in the Portugal call-up list for Sweden v. Portugal. Maniche, Deco, and Simao Sabrosa were not able to recover so they won't be in the team. The other serious blow is central defender Ricardo Carvalho.

Maniche, Deco, and Simao Sabrosa have had a good start of the season with their clubs. Maniche even scored one goal with Atletico Madrid and has been in the starting lineup. Deco scored a goal in Chelsea's first 2 games. Simao has been in the Atletico Madrid starting lineup also.

Your thoughts on these players, which midfielders will take their place in the starting lineup?

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