LISBON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Portugal defender Jose Bosingwa has been ruled out of Wednesday’s World Cup Group One qualifier against Albania, the Football Federation said on its website (www.fpf.pt).
The Chelsea player has not recovered from an injury to his right knee sustained during a training session on Tuesday.
Portugal were already without central defender Ricardo Carvalho, playmaker Deco and midfielders Simao Sabrosa and Maniche for the match which kicks off at 1945 GMT.
Portugal are third in the group with four points from three matches. (Reporting Carlos Pontes; Editing by Sonia Oxley)