The joint command by coach Jorge Braz seeks to start the defense of the title with a triumph that, at the 2021 World Cup in Lithuania – also won by the corner team -, only came in extra time (4-3), after 2-2 in regulation time.
Thus, they are expected to be a favorite for the formation of the other countries, despite some total problems for the grouping in a comfortable way, in the face of the threats of the formation of the Balanças and hosts of the Netherlands, which they faced in the following match.
The match between Portugal and Serbia starts at 5:30 pm local time (4:30 pm in Lisbon), at the Ziggo Dome, in Amsterdam, the same pavilion that hosts, at 8:30 pm (7:30 pm), the clash between the other two teams in the group, in the first two continental competition games.
Jorge Braz cannot with André Coelho, who tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, responsible for the covid-19 disease, and will continue as Portugal’s initial matches in the competition to count, while the goalkeeper Edu was replaced , for the same reason, by Bebé and the injury elected Cardinal by Michelangelo in the list of 14s.
The European Futsal 2022 will be played between today and the 6th of February, in the Dutch cities of Amsterdam and Groningen, with the first two classified qualifying for the knockout stage, to be played exclusively in the capital of the Netherlands.
Then, the champions European countries and European countries will face each other, at 5:30 pm local time (5:30 pm local time in Lisbon) (4:30 pm in Lisbon), at 8:30 pm (7:30 pm) on the 28th.