Real Madrid must cross your fingers and not to separate until the end of tomorrow's match Portugal in Bosnia. And Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Coentrao play not only qualifying for the Euro, but also their physical integrity.
The stadium will host the first stake of the tie, the same Bilino Polje, where he played and thrashed Spain just over a year, is a real potato patch. The field conditions have been set off alarm bells for fear of injury.
On Tuesday, a delegation of the Portuguese Federation (FPF) as advance party moved to Bosnia and witnessed firsthand the poor condition of the pitch, hit by rain and bad weather of recent days. What they saw was so disturbing that there was no hesitation in calling on UEFA to request an urgent change of venue for the party. The delegation proposed lusa move to Sarajevo, but the governing body rejected the proposal.
"The field is impracticable. You can hardly walk, so imagine what will be playing football. The risk to the players is great, "explained the Portuguese Federation, who complains that Bosnia has not done much to improve the condition of the grass in the last days. In this situation, FPF president Gilberto Madail, has threatened to play the game under protest.
The expedition arrived Lusa late yesterday afternoon to Zenica, where the meeting will be held today and will have the opportunity to see first hand the poor state of the field in training prior to the crash.
Bad news for Portugal and for the Real Madrid, who have three players on his battered Bilino Polje stadium's turf. So, in the white club will be very attentive to the evolution of Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe Coentrao Bosnian land once it is impossible to relocate the party disputes despite the formal complaint.