Portugal coach Fernando Santos made six changes from the team that started Monday's 2-2 draw with Tunisia and were again without Cristiano Ronaldo, still resting after last weekend's Champions League final.
The matchup is a good World Cup tune-up for Portugal, who will take on Spain in its first World Cup match, while Belgium opens against first-time participant Panama.
Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany may be a doubt for this summer's World Cup after limping off the pitch in Belgium's friendly against Portugal this evening.
The 32-year-old Kompany, a key part of Belgium's defence, abruptly left the pitch in the 55th minute after appearing to hurt himself when lunging for the ball. He's not a young player, he knows his body.
Belgium's best chance fell to defender Jan Vertonghen, earning his 100th cap, as he forced goalkeeper Beto into an acrobatic save midway through the second period.Читайте также: Samsonite CEO Steps Down After Short-Seller Attack
After the game, Martinez must reduce his 28-man squad down to 23.
This was only the fourth time that Belgium had faced a side in the top 40 of Fifa's world rankings since Martinez was appointed in August 2016.
"I can not be fully satisfied because of Vincent Kompany's injury but apart from that it was the test we needed", Martinez said, adding that Vermaelen at least appeared to be returning to fitness.
Axel Witsel and Thomas Vermaelen missed the game, though Martinez noted that Barcelona defender Vermaelen at least appeared to be returning to fitness.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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