Among the 24 called up by Fernando Santos, the big surprise is midfielder Matheus Nunes, from Sporting, while there are two returns from the September list, defender Diogo Dalot (Manchester United) and midfielder William Carvalho (Bétis).

Portugal will play twice at the Estádio Algarve, starting with the second friendly against the hosts of the next world cup, on Saturday.

The group stage of the European qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup end in November and the winners of the 10 groups will progress directly to the finals, while the runners-up move on to the play-offs.