Picking the Portugal Side for the 1st Game of Euro 2016 Qualification

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Picking the Portugal Side for the 1st Game of Euro 2016 Qualification
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The disappointment of Portugal's World Cup campaign is still very strong, but shifting focus to the Euro 2016 qualification should promote some positivity.

They host Albania in their opening match who shouldn't be too difficult, though they clearly need a fresh outlook and approach.

The team needs change to remove negativity and to be less rigid tactically.

Although at the same time Portugal need to maintain some of the experienced squad members; it's about deciding which of the players would be a better influence on the youngsters.

This is the Portuguese team which would make a good start to their France 2014 qualification in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

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