World Cup 2022: Bernardo Silva dedicates Portugal victory to injured teammate Danilo – before match has even taken place

Bernardo Silva of Portugal speaks during the Portugal Press Conference at Main Media Center on November 27, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.
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Portugal star Bernardo Silva appears to have got a little ahead of himself, dedicating to injured teammate Danilo a World Cup 2022 win in a game they haven't even played yet...

Danilo is set to miss his country's remaining group matches against Uruguay and South Korea after breaking ribs in training – and the defender's former clubmate at Manchester City has been quick to express his support.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...