Seleccao boss Paulo Bento is confident his team’s unity will not be disrupted after a training ground incident on Saturday saw Ricardo Quaresma and Miguel Lopes coming to blows.
Centre-forward Helder Postiga will miss Wednesday’s semifinal against Spain after suffering a thigh injury against the Czech Republic, and is likely to be replaced by either Hugo Almeida or youngster Nelson Oliveira in the starting XI.Meanwhile, Spain boss Vicente del Bosque is expected to stick to the same players and formation he has utilised so far in the Euro, with the only possible change coming upfront.
La Roja has started Cesc Fabregas as a ‘false No. 9’ on two occasions and gone for the more direct approach of Fernando Torres in its other two matches, with both netting a brace each in the tournament so far. However, the Chelsea star may have the slight edge in being chosen for the first XI.
Keywords: Euro 2012