Gelson Martins replaced Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo for Sundayâ€™s Confederations Cup third-place play-off against Mexico after the Real Madrid star was released from the squad.
Ronaldo was allowed to return home to meet his newborn twins following Wednesdayâ€™s penalty shootout defeat to Chile in the semi-finals.
Gelson will line up alongside Nani, who skippers the European champions in Ronaldoâ€™s absence, and Andre Silva in a three-man Portugal attack in Moscow.
Veteran defender Pepe returned to the team after missing the Chile clash through suspension, while Zenit St Petersburg centre-back Neto makes his first appearance of the tournament.
Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio restored Andres Guardado to his side after the PSV Eindhoven midfielder was banned for the 4-1 loss to Germany on Thursday.
Oribe Peralta will partner Bayer Leverkusenâ€™s Javier Hernandez up front, while 38-year-old Rafael Marquez captains Mexico in his first start of the competition.
Rui Patricio; Pepe, Luis Neto, Nelson Semedo, Eliseu; Joao Moutinho, Danilo Pereira, Pizzi; Andre Silva, Nani (capt), Gelson Martins
Coach: Fernando Santos (POR)
Guillermo Ochoa; Nestor Araujo, Rafael Marquez (capt), Hector Moreno, Luis Reyes; Miguel Layun, Andres Guardado, Carlos Vela, Hector Herrera; Javier Hernandez, Oribe Peralta
Coach: Juan Carlos Osorio (COL)
Referee: Fahad Al Mirdasi (KSA)