Carvalho ruled out of Norway qualifier

LISBON - Portugal defender Ricardo Carvalho has been ruled out of Saturday's Euro 2012 qualifier against Norway with a back injury, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) said on Friday.

The FPF said in a statement that Carvalho picked up the injury in training earlier this week.

Portugal had a dismal start to the campaign but can go top of Group H if they beat leaders Norway at the Luz Stadium on Saturday.