This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Portugal call up defender Sereno for injured Alves

Last Updated: Monday, October 7, 2013 - 17:47

Lisbon: Portugal have called up centre back Sereno to replace the injured Bruno Alves for the World Cup Group F qualifying matches against Israel on Friday and Luxembourg four days later.

Sereno plays for Turkish top-flight club Kayserispor and won his first international cap in June.

The Portuguese Football Federation confirmed the withdrawal of experienced Fenerbahce defender Alves in a statement but did not disclose his injury.

Portugal are second in the table, one point behind leaders Russia and five ahead of Israel. Luxembourg are second from bottom.


First Published: Monday, October 7, 2013 - 17:47

comments powered by Disqus