Moutinho gets Portugal nod for China friendly

Moutinho gets Portugal nod for China friendly

Published Mar. 1, 2010 1:49 p.m. ET

Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz has added Sporting Lisbon's Joao Moutinho to his squad for this week's international friendly against China.

The 23-year-old midfielder, who has made 25 appearances and scored one goal for Portugal, was named in the squad after Sporting beat FC Porto 3-0 in a league match late Sunday.

Queiroz had said he might increase his squad after the weekend matches. The squad now has 18 players.

Portugal meets China at Coimbra, in central Portugal, on Wednesday.

Portugal is drawn Group G for this year's World Cup, along with Brazil, Ivory Coast and North Korea.