No missing players.
- Luka Jovic's emergence over the last 12 months has forced Serbia into playing with two strikers. In turn, this has pushed Dusan Tadic to the flanks.
- With fewer central midfield spots available, two of Luka Milivojevic, Nemanja Matic, Sasa Lukic and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic will have to settle for a place on the bench.
- Matic has not started a Premier League game for Manchester United this season and in theory should not be in the running to start on Saturday. But he is vice-captain...
- Atletico Madrid wonderkid Joao Felix is the future of the Portugal national team but Cristiano Ronaldo is still the present. It will be up to manager Fernando Santos to get both in the team in a system that works for now.
- Portugal have a number of talented central midfielders but Santos' will have limited spaces if he goes with Ronaldo and Felix up front together.
- 22-year-old uncapped centre-back Ferro has impressed for Benfica this year but Santos is unlikely to steer clear of experience away to Serbia. With Pepe injured, Jose Fonte is expected to start on Saturday.