Nani ruled out of Faroe Is­lands clash

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Va­len­cia for­ward Nani has been ruled out of Por­tu­gal’s World Cup qual­i­fier away against the Faroe Is­lands to­mor­row due to in­jury, the Por­tuguese Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion said. Nani, 29, who played a star­ring role in Por­tu­gal’s Euro 2016 tri­umph, al­ready missed Por­tu­gal’s 6-0 de­feat of An­dorra at home on Fri­day be­cause of a mus­cle strain in his right leg. Ac­cord­ing to an eval­u­a­tion by the Por­tuguese Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion’s health de­part­ment, the player “is not fit for the match on Monday” and would not travel to the Faroe Is­lands. Por­tu­gal be­gan their qual­i­fy­ing cam­paign for Rus­sia 2018 with a 2-0 loss away to Switzer­land on Septem­ber 6. They are third in Group B, a point be­hind min­nows Faroe Is­lands and three back from lead­ers Switzer­land. —AFP

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