Just like Benfica, the Portuguese press doesn’t seem to know much about the cancellation of the Eusébio Cup, which Pedro Caixinha’s Rangers were supposed to play later this week.
Rangers beat Hamilton 4-1 at the weekend, with Declan John scoring two, then Daniel Candeias and Graham Dorrans adding one each.
The Scottish Sun has been following the story closely, with a very complete article this morning saying the Ibrox side are expected to demand £200k for the expenses they had.
Meanwhile, despite an official statement saying the tournament was called off, Benfica are still to make their next actions clear.
Outlet A Bola claims that the Portuguese side ‘are still considering’ if they will sue Elite Soccer Entertainment, the company that was responsible for the game and cancelled it without a reason.
Newspaper Record takes claims from Canada saying that only two thousand tickets were sold for the game, and that could obviously be a reason why the Rangers match was called off.
And as reported by O Jogo, Steve Schiede, president of Greenhorizons Sod Farms, the company which would provide the pitch for the match, is expecting an official position from Elite Soccer Entertainment today.
Rangers confirmed their participation in the tournament in early September, after being invited to replace Brazilian side Chapecoense, who weren’t able to play due to the local calendar.
Caixinha’s are fresh from their away win against Hamilton, and now that the friendly was cancelled, they have two weeks off until facing St. Johnstone on in the Scottish Premiership on October 13th.