Dioga Jota will miss the 2022 World Cup due to a calf injury sustained in mid-October. This is a huge blow for Portugal, as Jota was penciled in as a reliable forward to give his national team a boost.
Liverpool remain optimistic Jota will return sometime in January, but he will not play for Portugal in the 2022 World Cup.
Portugal have +1400 odds at DraftKings Sportsbook to win the World Cup prior to the tournament.
Portugal are favored to win Group F ahead of Uruguay, Ghana, and South Korea. The Portuguese squad will play its first World Cup match against Ghana on Nov. 24 before running into Group F challenger Uruguay on Nov. 28. Portugal will wrap up the group stage in a match against South Korea on Dec. 2.