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Fernando Santos has recalled four players, but Cristiano Ronaldo will play no part in Portugal's final two UEFA Nations League fixtures later in November.
Manchester City made light work of Southampton as three goals inside the opening 18 minutes put them in complete control en route to a 6-1 win.
Portugal defender Cedric Soares said the European champions are more concerned about results than style ahead of a last-16 clash against Uruguay at the World Cup.
A controversial injury-time penalty given after a VAR review salvaged a draw for Iran after Ricardo Quaresma's fine goal had given Portugal the lead in a game that saw a Cristiano Ronaldo spot-kick saved.
Heading to Russia intent on building on their Euro 2016 triumph, coach Fernando Santos has named his side's biggest stars as expected for the summer tournament, with Cristiano Ronaldo at the forefront of the squad.
Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has had his red card against Southampton overturned by the Football Association.
The absence of injured Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah allowed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to steal the limelight among the African stars in Europe at the weekend.
Cristiano Ronaldo headlined the Portugal squad named on Thursday to face Egypt in Zurich on March 23 and the Netherlands in Geneva four days later.
Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino insists he is not worried about being sacked even if the Saints lose to Watford on Sunday.
Managerless Everton suffered further misery as Charlie Austin's brace for Southampton condemned them to a 4-1 defeat at St Mary's.
Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino has spoken to the squad this week about Cedric Soares' assertion that they "gave up" against Liverpool and has warned there can be "no repeat".
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has ordered the reinstatement of all the five permanent secretaries that were retired in 2014 by the immediate past administration of Ayodele Fayose.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has tasked John Ogu to leave the Israeli league for a more recognised league in Europe if he is to have a future with the team.
Kenyan parliamentarians on Tuesday debated a bill that would allocate a third of all seats in parliament to women, with campaigners optimistic that it would pass in spite of previous failures.
Gunmen have kidnapped a volunteer and injured five other people during an attack in southeast Kenya.
Australia's conservative government said on Wednesday it would not sign a UN pact on migration because the agreement would undermine its existing immigration policies.
Premier League clubs have agreed “in principle” to the introduction of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) technology from next season.
Prof. Adebayo Ninalowo, Chairman, Governing Council, Lagos State University (LASU) has said that the recent dismissal of 20 staff of the university is in accordance with rule of law.
Operatives of the NDLEA have arrested two fake policemen, who were conveying 50 bags of weeds, suspected to be cannabis sativa and weighing 685 kilogrammes, along Okpella-Okene road.
The Nigerian Medical Association have called on the federal and state governments to increase the funding of healthcare in the country.
Gunmen have kidnapped the traditional ruler of Long Dorok Chiefdom in Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State, David Isa.