LISBON - Portugal central defender Ricardo
Carvalho will not travel with the squad to Nicosia for Friday's
Euro 2012 qualifier against Cyprus after leaving the training
camp without offering an explanation, the Portuguese Football
Federation (FPF) said on Wednesday.
"The player left training camp on Wednesday, by his own
initiative and without communicating that absence to the FPF or
to the national coach," the federation said in a statement.
It did not detail whether the defender would travel to
Cyprus later or whether he has been ruled out of the match
The 33-year-old Carvalho has 71 caps and has been a regular
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