Portugal is losing two of its best players for the 2011 tournament. I've talked to a bunch of people who say that the striker Felipe and one of Portugal's best defenders, Craig, are going to be joining Canada.
This is a huge blow to Portugal's chances.
Say what you want about Felipe, but there is no doubt he brought his "A" game and an amazing amount of intensity to the WCP Cup tournament. Whenever Portugal needed a goal they always looked to Felipe and on many occasions he delivered. Craig is a solid defender and a player that rarely makes mistakes. He's not flashy like Felipe, but he's someone that any team could use at the back.
What this means is that Group B is substantially easier than it otherwise would have been if both of those players were still on Portugal. It also means that Canada's impressive roster just got another boost. I'm thinking they're the favourites of Pool D right now.