Thursday October 3 2019
Mario Rui blow for Napoli, but...

Mario Rui will miss Napoli’s Serie A match against Torino on Sunday with a muscle injury but has nonetheless been called up by Portugal.

Mario Rui was taken off just 33 minutes into Napoli’s 0-0 draw with Racing Genk last night.

Tests the following morning showed the left-back had suffered a thigh strain in his left leg.

The Partenopei added he would be reassessed in a week’s time, ruling him out of the trip to Torino.

However, he was selected by Portugal for their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers with Luxembourg and Ukraine.

The 27-year-old has been joined in the squad by Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, as well as Inter loanee Joao Mario and Milan-owned Andre Silva.

There is also a call-up for Olympiacos’ Ruben Semedo, who was released from prison a year ago, having done time for robbery, assault, kidnapping and attempted murder.

Portugal squad tor Luxembourg and Ukraine: Beto, Jose Sa, Rui Patricio; Nelson Semedo, Ricardo Pereira, Fonte, Dias, Ruben Semedo, Mario Rui, Guerreiro; Danilo Pereira, Neves, William Carvalho, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Mario, Moutinho, Pizzi; Bernardo Silva, Bruma, Guedes, Rafa Silva, Andre Silva, Ronaldo, Felix