Portugal dump Euro 2016 heroes Sanches, Eder

Sanches, 18 during a time, became a pivotal actor after he was given a starting place from a quarter-final onwards, while Guinea Bissau-born Eder scored a winning idea in a final opposite France after he was brought on as a substitute.

However, Eder has struggled for form during Ligue 1 side Lille this deteriorate and Sanches has had problem settling in during Bayern Munich after a 35 million euro (£30.32 million) pierce from Benfica, creation 17 joining appearances with usually 5 starts.

The span were left out of a patrol for a accessible opposite Cyprus and World Cup qualifier divided to Latvia subsequent month.

Coach Fernando Santos pronounced a same patrol would also transport to a Confederations Cup in Russia “unless there are unusual situations.

“They are players who were European champions and gave all and brought good complacency to a Portuguese people,” manager Fernando Santos told reporters.

“These moments are worried though we have to speak to players and make choices. It’s partial of life and we don’t have a problem with it. (And) who was it who picked Eder when nobody believed in him? Last year, in this same room, we was asked because we had comparison him. Now, it’s a other approach around.”

(Writing by Brian Homewood; modifying by Mark Heinrich)