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Euro 2016: Portugal winger Quaresma to start against Austria

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12   //    18 Jun 2016, 23:56 IST
Football Soccer - Portugal v Estonia- International Friendly - Lisbon, Portugal - 08/06/16. Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma celebrates his goal against Estonia. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
Football Soccer - Portugal v Estonia- International Friendly - Lisbon, Portugal - 08/06/16. Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma celebrates his goal against Estonia. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

PARIS (Reuters) - Portugal's mercurial winger Ricardo Quaresma will start their Euro 2016 game with Austria on Saturday as coach Fernando Santos makes two changes following a disappointing 1-1 draw with Iceland in their Group F opener.

Quaresma and combative midfielder William Carvalho replace Joao Mario and Danilo.

Austria have also made changes after slumping to a surprise 2-0 defeat by Hungary in their first game.

Coach Marcel Koller has dropped striker Marc Janko, who scored seven goals in qualifying, with Marcel Sabitzer earmarked to lead the line instead.

Sebastian Proedl replaces the suspended Aleksandar Dragovic at centre back, while Stefan Ilsanker replaces injured attacking midfielder Zlatko Junuzovic.

(Reporting by Matt Smith; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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