Six called up for Portugal
Portugal in World Championship qualifiers
The national handball coach Rolando Freitas has included six Sporting players in his squad for the 2017 World Championship qualifiers.
Pedro Portela, Pedro Solha, Bruno Moreira, Fábio Magalhães, Pedro Spínola and Bosko Bjelanovic are the Alvalade six who will line up against Estonia on the 5th of November (15h15 GMT), Georgia on the 6th (16h15 GMT) and Israel on the 7th (17h15).
Portuguese squad in full: Ricardo Candeias, Alfredo Quintana, João Moniz (goalkeeper); Fábio Antunes, Pedro Solha, Pedro Portela, António Areia, Carlos Siqueira, Bruno Moreira, Tiago Rocha; Gilberto Duarte, Fábio Magalhães, Bosko Bjelanovic, Rui Silva, Nuno Roque, João Ferraz, Pedro Spínola and Cláudio Pedroso.