Danny and Silvio out of Portugal play-off

Portugal forward Danny and defender Silvio have been ruled out of the two-legged Euro 2012 play-off against Bosnia due to injury, the Portuguese football federation said on Monday.

As a result, Malaga defender Eliseu and PAOK Salonika midfielder Vieirinha were called up by coach Paulo Bento to join Portugal's squad.

Zenit St Petersburg's Danny had a knee injury while Silvio was considered "unfit for competition," according to a Portuguese football federation statement.

"I was checked and will be leaving the training camp now due to a groin pain. I do so with regret; no player likes to miss out on such decisive matches as these two but I think we will manage to qualify," Silvio told journalists.

Portugal play the first match in Zenica on Friday and host the Bosnians four days later in Lisbon.


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