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Hugo Viana called up by Portugal

Braga midfielder gets chance in 23-man squad

ESPN staff

Hugo Viana went to the 2006 World Cup© Getty Images

Portugal coach Paulo Bento has replaced Granada midfielder Carlos Martins with Braga's Hugo Viana in his final 23-man squad for Euro 2012.

Martins was forced to withdraw after a left calf injury ruled him out of the tournament and Bento opted to go for 29-year-old Viana who last played for his country against Kuwait in June 2007 after mixed spells with Newcastle and Valencia.

Viana was named on Bento's initial list of reserves and has won 26 caps for Portugal since making his debut in 2001, but the attacking midfielder was not expected to get a recall.

Bento's side begin the tournament against Germany in Lviv on June 9, and start their warm-up preparations with friendlies against the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Saturday and against Turkey on June 2.

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