Watch Portugal vs Albania Online Free Live Streaming of UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifier. The upcoming match of European championship qualification round is scheduled to be played at home ground of the Navigators. Home team coach Paulo Bento has stated that the captain Cristiano Ronaldo is not fit to make appearance in first qualification round of this campaign. He is our of the squad for their upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier, saying the national captain is not fit enough to compete.
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The Real Madrid Star winger is hampered by tendinosis in his left knee through recent months, also suffering related thigh muscle complaints. Despite having injuries, the 29 year old forward still played the summer World Cup which cost him out of the Euro 2016 qualifier.
During the announcement of national team, the manager of team Bento said the view of the Portugal FA’s medical staff was that Cristiano Ronaldo was not currently in the right condition to play this time for his national side.
But there is some good news for the Portuguese fans as the former Manchester United player Nani who is now playing for Sporting Lisbon will be available for his team. Nani is named in the squad,as has reported United and Arsenal midfield target William Carvalho.
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Portugal vs Albania Team Squad & Preview
Goalkeepers: Eduardo, Rui Patricio, Anthony Lopes
Defenders: Joao Pereira, Ruben Vezo, Andre Almedia, Fabio Coentrao, Pepe, Vitorino Antunes, Ricardo Costa, Luis Neto.
Midfielders: William Carvalho, Adrien Silva, Miguel Veloso, Raul Meireles, Joao Moutinho, Andre Gomes, Pedro Tiba.
Forwards: Nani, Vieirinha, Bruma, Eder, Ivan Cavaleiro, Ricardo Horta.
The Reds and Blacks
Goalkeepers: Etrit Berisha, Orges Shehi
Defenders: Lorik Cana, Ansi Agolli, Andi Lila, Debatik Curri, Mergim Mavraj, Elseid Hysaj, Ermir Lenjani, Taulant Xhaka
Midfielders: Ervin Bulku, Jahmir Hyka, Emilijano Vila, Odise Roshi, Ergys Kace, Amir Abrashi, Armando Vajushi, Shkelzen Gashi, Burim Kukeli, Herolind Shala
Forward: Hamdi Salihi, Edmond Kapllani, Bekim Bala, Sokol Cikalleshi.
Portugal coach said while announcing the squad. He said “All players, even the younger ones, have shown in practice their value in being here and to have opportunities. I want to see everything evolve because what matters is that we have a strong group.”
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The navigators who will hand a late check to full back Fabio Coentrao have beaten Albania on four of the five meetings. This their home ground will be the advantage. Albania’s best performance against Portugal is a 0-0 draw which was played in 2008.