Injured Carvalho out of Portugal friendly

LISBON - Portugal defender Ricardo Carvalho will miss the home friendly against China later on Wednesday due to a thigh injury.

The decision to leave him out was taken as a precautionary measure after the Chelsea player reported pain in his right thigh, the Portuguese Football Federation said on its website.

Coach Carlos Queiroz called up Sporting's Tonel to replace Carvalho in the squad.