Rui Vitória has selected 28 players to participate in the Algarve Cup. André Almeida is unavailable with a bruised right thigh, and is replaced by Benfica B right-back Aurélio Buta.

Luisão is fit again after recovering from a knee injury. Eliseu, Samaris, Zivković, João Carvalho and Mitroglou return after extended summer vacations, but Grimaldo, Raúl and Pizzi are still on holiday. Ferro, Pêpê and Heriberto have all rejoined Benfica B. Salvio (ankle) and Krovinović (hernia) remain sidelined.

Benfica face Real Betis on Thursday and Hull City on Saturday. Both games will take place at the Estádio do Algarve at 20:30 local time.

Goalkeepers: Júlio César, Paulo Lopes and Bruno Varela

Defenders: Lisandro, Luisão, Kalaica, Eliseu, Pedro Pereira, Jardel, Hermes, Rúben Dias and Aurélio Buta

Midfielders: Fejsa, Filipe Augusto, Samaris, André Horta, Carrillo, Zivković, Cervi, Willock, Chrien, Diogo Gonçalves, João Carvalho and Rafa Silva

Forwards: Jonas, Mitroglou, Seferović and Arango

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