According to a statement published on the FPF’s official website, the names are to be revealed at 12.30 p.m. at a news conference at the federation’s ‘City of Football’ headquarters, in Oeiras, near Lisbon.


Portugal face Luxembourg on 11 October at Sporting’s Alvalade stadium in Lisbon and then Ukraine in Kiev three days later. The two group B games could prove decisive in the team securing passage to the European championship finals.


So far in qualification, Portugal has drawn twice at home, against Ukraine (0-0) and against Serbia (1-1), and won twice away, in Serbia (4-2) and in Lithuania (5-1).


Portugal, the European champions, are currently in the second place in group B with eight points, one fewer than Ukraine, who have 13 points, while Serbia is third, with seven.


Luxembourg is in fourth, with four points, and Lithuania fifth and last, with one point.


The first two places of the group assure direct access to the Euro2020 finals. Otherwise Portugal will at least be in the play-offs, thanks to its League of Nations win earlier this year.


After Santos reveals the squad names at the news conference, it will be the turn of under-21 team coach, Rui Jorge, to issue the call up for his squad’s 11 October game against the Netherlands, for their qualifying match for the European 2021 championship finals.