THE BALL – Gilberto Duarte will replace Alexandre Cavalcanti (Handball)

Gilberto Duarte, left-back who plays for Montpellier, will replace Alexandre Cavalcanti, a Nantes player, in Portugal’s squad for the Olympic Games.

Cavalcanti was injured in training on Tuesday and will be out of competition for about a month, having already missed the match against Argentina (31-28), in preparation for the competition in Tokyo.

Gilberto Duarte, 31, will travel to Japan on Saturday, the day Portugal will start participating in the Games, against Egypt. Bahrain, Sweden, Denmark and Japan complete group B.


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