07 October 2019, 21h28
Rafa, forward of Sport Lisboa e Benfica, presents a tendinopathy (left adductor).
Due to his clinical condition, the forward – who had been called up by the national coach Fernando Santos for the next two matches of Portugal (against Luxembourg and Ukraine) for the 2020 European Cup qualifiers – was discharged from the official call-up this Monday, by Federação Portuguesa de Futebol.
Pics: SL Benfica
Calendar of the benfiquista trio in Euro 2020
Rafa (Portugal), Seferovic (Switzerland) and Vertonghen (Belgium) are the Benfica players in action, for now, from June 12 to 23, in the group stage.
Rafa in Portugal's squad list
The National Team will play against Spain, France and Sweden.
Rafa nos convocados de Portugal
A Seleção Nacional tem compromissos agendados com Espanha, França e Suécia.
Rúben a starter in the Portuguese win
Portugal beat Serbia, in the 3rd match of the 2020 European Cup qualifiers.
João Félix, Pizzi, Rúben Dias and Rafa in the Operation Euro
The four Benfica players already trained with the National Team after working in the gym on Monday.