Centre-back Pepe will grow to be the second oldest outfield participant in World Cup historical past after he was picked to begin for Portugal in opposition to Uruguay on Monday.
The 39-year-old is available in for the injured Danilo, who mysteriously suffered damaged ribs, as one in every of three adjustments made by Portugal coach Fernando Santos.
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Cameroon’s Roger Milla stays the oldest outfield participant to play in a World Cup at USA 1994 aged 42.
Two goalkeepers can beat that although.
Essam El-Hadary of Egypt was 45 when he performed in Russia 2018 whereas Colombian shot-stopper Faryd Mondragon was 43 in Brazil 2014.
Nuno Mendes will get the nod over Raphael Guerreiro at left-back for Portugal and William Carvalho comes into midfield rather than Otavio.
Edinson Cavani was picked forward of fellow Uruguay icon Luis Suarez in assault as coach Diego Alonso switches his formation from a again 4 to a again three.
Centre-back Sebastian Coates is available in with winger Facundo Pellistri dropping to the bench whereas Guillermo Varela is picked at proper wing-back as an alternative of veteran Martin Caceres.
Diogo Costa; Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Pepe, Nuno Mendes; William Carvalho, Ruben Neves; Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, Joao Felix; Cristiano Ronaldo (capt)
Coach: Fernando Santos (POR)
Sergio Rochet; Jose Maria Gimenez, Diego Godin (capt), Sebastian Coates; Guillermo Varela, Federico Valverde, Rodrigo Bentancur, Matias Vecino Mathias Olivera; Edinson Cavani, Darwin Nunez
Coach: Diego Alonso (URU)
Referee: Alireza Faghani (IRI)
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