Ilidio Vale Releases List for France Game


Portugal Under-20 coach Ilidio Vale has released a list of 18 for the upcoming friendly against France on October 7. The Under-20 team are preparing for next summer’s FIFA U-20 World Cup, which Portugal are going to be a part of. Ruben Brigido, Rafael Dias, and Paulo Grilo are all new to the Portuguese National Team, never having played at all for any of the Seleccao’s youth teams. Here’s the full list:

Académica de Coimbra: Paulo Grilo
Amarante FC: Cláudio Ramos
Belenenses: Pelé
Benfica: Roderick
CD Santa Clara: Alex and Baldé
CD Fátima: Mário Rui
Cercle Brugge KSV: Nuno Reis
FC Paços de Ferreira: Nélson Oliveira
FC Sochaux: Rafael Dias
GD Tourizense: João Guerra and Ricardo Dias
Parma FC: Danilo
SC Beira-Mar: Sérgio Oliveira
SC Braga: Aníbal Capela
Sporting: Cédric
UD Leiria: Rúben Brígido
Varzim SC: Salvador Agra

Ilídio Vale Named Squad of 23


Portuguese U-20 coach Ilidio Vale has released a list of 23 players to take part in training ahead of next summer’s U-20 World Cup. This is not the final list, mind you. These are just players who will take part in a team training for the coach to see who “fits the bill”. Some notable inclusions are Rafael Dias, who currently plays for Sochaux in Ligue 1. Dias has previously played for the French Under 16 and 17 teams, but it looks now as if he may change his allegiance to Portugal. Here’s the full list:

Amarante FC: Cláudio Ramos
A Académica de Coimbra: Paulo Grilo
Benfica: Roderick
Belenenses: Filipe Paiva and Pelé
Cercle Brugge KV: Nuno Reis;
CD Fátima: Mário Rui
CD Santa Clara: Alex and Baldé
FC Paços Ferreira: Caetano and Nélson Oliveira
FC Sochaux: Rafael Dias
GD Tourizense: João Guerra and Ricardo Dias
Leixões SC: Paulinho
Parma FC: Danilo
SC Braga: Aníbal Capela, Januário and Nuno Valente
Sporting: Cédric
UD Leiria: Rúben Brígido and Michael Domingues
Varzim SC: Salvador Agra