August 4, 2021

Diogo Dalot has already joined the Portuguese national team in Budapest

O This 22-year-old young side arrived tonight at the hotel where the Portuguese delegation is located, on Margarida Island, joining the other players called by the coach Fernando Santos for the final phase of the competition.

Dalot replaced João Cancelo in the national team options, after the Manchester City player was dismissed, due to a positive test for the new coronavirus, which causes covid-19.

After knowing the result of the rapid antigen test carried out on Saturday, the English champion’s right-back had another positive result in the RT-PCR test, and the other players and members of the Portuguese delegation had negative tests, according to the press release. today by the FPF.

This is the first time that Dalot has been called up to the main selection of Portugal, just days after helping the Portuguese under-21 to reach the final of the European category, in which they lost 1-0 to Germany, in Ljubljana, in Slovenia.

Last season, the FC Porto-trained full-back represented AC Milan on loan from Manchester United, having added 33 games and two goals for the ‘Rossoneri’, who are trying to extend the transfer with the English for another season.

Portugal, which is the holder of the trophy, is part of the F group of Euro2020, along with Hungary, Germany and France, having scheduled their debut in the competition on Tuesday, against the Hungarians, in Budapest, from 17:00 (time of Lisbon).

This was followed by meetings with the Germans, on June 19, in Munich, and with the French, on June 23, again in the Magyar capital.

Euro2020, which has been postponed until this year due to the covid-19 pandemic, runs until 11 July in 11 cities in 11 different countries.

Also Read: João Cancelo tests positive to Covid-19. Dalot joins the call

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