Portugal play Spain in the World Cup Group B tonight at 7 pm on BBC 1
Joao Mario is still technically a West Ham player as we hold his registration until the end of June under the terms of his season-long loan. The Inter Milan player played 14 games in all competitions for the Hammers scoring two goals. The Italian club paid £35m for their midfielder but will take £25m if West Ham decides to come back for him on a permanent basis. Mario is on the bench tonight but might make a late appearance.
Another Portugal player worth watching tonight is William Carvalho who has been a long-term transfer target for the Hammers, he has terminated his contract with Sporting Lisbon and Manuel Pellegrini may be giving the free agent a close look tonight. Carvalho is also tipped for a start this evening.
Keeper Rui Patricio is another Sporting Lisbon player who has ripped up his contract and is available on a free transfer. If Pellegrini is looking for an another keeper in addition Fabianski than Patricio may be an option.
Former Hammer Jose Fonte lines up in defence tonight for Portugal.