The Portugal midfielder was excluded from the starting XI versus France on Wednesday, and the outcome paid off for the Portugal boss , who grabbed a point to ahead to the next stage as one of the best third-placed sides.
The Red Devils midfielder could once again be omit from the squard versus Belgium, with Santos possibly stick to Danilo, Joao Moutinho and Renato Sanches as a midfield three.
Danilo had to be replaced versus France after taking a blow to the face, but the midfielder has trained ahead of the match and should be ready to start.
Nelson Semedo was also substituted in the final stages of Wednesday's clash, the defender drilled on Friday and is possible to keep his position in the midfield, with Diogo Dalot on standby.
The former Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo, who will be waiting to become the all-time leading international goalscorer, ready to be joined by Bernardo Silva and Diogo Jota.
Portugal possible starting lineup: Danilo, Sanches; Bernardo, Ronaldo, Jota,Patricio; Semedo, Dias, Pepe, Guerreiro; Moutinho
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