Portugal coach Agostinho Oliveira has recalled goalkeeper Quim for the friendly internationals against Tunisia and Sweden after the SC Braga player completed a six-month drugs suspension.
Agostinho named the stopper, who had been banned after testing positive for the steroid nandrolone, in a 22-man squad for the games against Tunisia on 12 October and Sweden on 16 October. Quim replaces Vítor Baía, himself currently suspended by his club FC Porto following a training-ground incident.
Also included is the CF Os Belenenses midfield player Neca Fernandes, who receives his first call-up and could make his debut at his home ground, the Restelo stadium, against Tunisia. The following players are on standby: Pedro Mendes, Romeu, Nelson, Marco Ferreira, Pedro Henriques, and Zé Nando.
Ricardo, Quim, Couto, Valente, Ferreira, Beto, Rui Jorge, Meira, Silva, Conceição, Vidigal, Costa, Neca, Petit, Costinha, Viana, Gomes, Simão, Pauleta, Capucho, Boa Morte, Figo.
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