Midfielders Miguel Veloso and Eliseu Pereira have earned recalls for Portugal's upcoming European Championship qualifier against Cyprus.

Genoa's Veloso last appeared in a Portugal jersey in a friendly against Argentina six months ago. Pereira, who plays with Spanish club Malaga, last won a cap in 2009.

Portugal coach Paulo Bento on Friday announced his 23-man squad for the Sept. 2 match in Nicosia.

The Portuguese drew 4-4 with lowly Cyprus on home soil in their opening qualifier and lost at Norway in a miserable start to their Euro 2012 campaign.

Portugal is tied with Norway and Denmark on 10 points atop Group H, but the Portuguese are ahead on goal difference. Cyprus has two points.