THE BALL – Renato Sanches stops for a month and misses the World Cup play-offs (Lille)

Lille revealed in a statement that Renato Sanches injured his left thigh muscle during the match against Saint-Étienne and, according to the The Teamthe Portuguese midfielder will be out for around a month.

This means that Renato Sanches is therefore out of Fernando Santos’ accounts for the qualifying play-off for the 2022 World Cup. The midfielder could no longer play the semi-final against Turkey, since he was suspended – like João Cancelo – but he could be an option for a hypothetical final against Italy or North Macedonia.

In addition to having missed the summons to the national team, Renato Sanches will also not be able to help Lille in the match against Chelsea next Wednesday, in the semi-final second leg of the Champions League (English advantage 2-0) .

Besides the midfield, defenders Nélson Semedo and Rúben Dias are injured and will miss the play-off against the Turks.

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