Key Selection Choices for Portugal in World Cup Clash with USA

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Key Selection Choices for Portugal in World Cup Clash with USA
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Paulo Bento will be forced into at least three changes from the team that capitulated against Germany almost a week ago.

He may consider further adaptations to his starting 11 after few players covered themselves in glory during the World Cup opener.

The group stage is only three games long and there's a squad of 23 to choose from.

If some aren't performing at the desired level, then Bento should be brave and give others the chance to shine.

Although it should also be noted that it can disrupt the harmony of the group if a number of senior players are dropped and lose their standing at the same time.

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