Xherdan Shaqiri believes Switzerland have all the tools they need to reach the World Cup quarter-finals, but Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal stand in their way.
Portugal primed for Swiss last-16 test
Portugal coach Fernando Santos has been boosted by news that key midfielder Otavio should be fully fit and ready to play in their World Cup last-16 match against Switzerland.
After missing the last two games with a thigh injury, the Porto midfielder has joined his teammates for training for the first time since their opening win over Ghana.
Centre half Danilo Pereira, who sustained three broken ribs last week, is also recovering well and could feature later in the tournament.
His replacement in the last two matches was 39-year-old defender Pepe, who is likely to keep his place and be tasked with marking Swiss striker Breel Embolo on Tuesday (Wednesday 6am AEDT), who has scored twice in the tournament.