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Nw: Portugal’s Pepe Turns into Second Oldest World Cup Outfield Player

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Pepe will turn into the 2d oldest outfield player in World Cup ancient previous.© AFP

Centre-reduction Pepe will turn into the 2d oldest outfield player in World Cup ancient previous after he modified into as soon as picked to delivery for Portugal in opposition to Uruguay on Tuesday. The 39-year-former is available in for the injured Danilo, who mysteriously suffered broken ribs, as one of three adjustments made by Portugal coach Fernando Santos. Cameroon’s Roger Milla stays the oldest outfield player to play in a World Cup at USA 1994 ancient 42. Two goalkeepers can beat that although.

Essam El-Hadary of Egypt modified into as soon as 45 when he played in Russia 2018 whereas Colombian shot-stopper Faryd Mondragon modified into as soon as 43 in Brazil 2014.

Nuno Mendes gets the nod over Raphael Guerreiro at left-reduction for Portugal and William Carvalho comes into midfield in space of Otavio.

Edinson Cavani modified into as soon as picked sooner than fellow Uruguay icon Luis Suarez in assault as coach Diego Alonso switches his formation from a reduction four to a reduction three.

Centre-reduction Sebastian Coates is available in with winger Facundo Pellistri shedding to the bench whereas Guillermo Varela is picked at lawful waft-reduction in space of ragged Martin Caceres.

Initiating line-u.s.a.within the World Cup Crew H match between Portugal and Uruguay at Doha’s Lusail Stadium on Monday (kick-off 1900 GMT):

Portugal (4-2-3-1)

Diogo Costa; Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Pepe, Nuno Mendes; William Carvalho, Ruben Neves; Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, Joao Felix; Cristiano Ronaldo (capt)

Coach: Fernando Santos (POR)

Uruguay (3-5-2)

Sergio Rochet; Jose Maria Gimenez, Diego Godin (capt), Sebastian Coates; Guillermo Varela, Federico Valverde, Rodrigo Bentancur, Matias Vecino Mathias Olivera; Edinson Cavani, Darwin Nunez

Coach: Diego Alonso (URU)

Referee: Alireza Faghani (IRI)

(This narrative has no longer been edited by NDTV group and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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