The coaching staff of the Portuguese national team, headed by Fernando Santos presented a list of 23 players announced for the world Cup.
In Russia, the Portuguese will go without the best young player of Euro 2016 Renata Sanesa, author of the Golden goal in the final of the European championship Eder and ex-defender “real” Fabio coentrão, who gave up playing for the national team because of physical fatigue.
Main hopes of Portugal is traditionally associated with five-time winner of the “Golden ball” Cristiano Ronaldo, necrotise in the current season 43 goals in 42 goals.
The Portugal team for the world Cup:
Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes (Lyon, France), Beta (“Gestapo”, Turkey), Rui Patrício (Sporting).
Defenders: Bruno Alves (Rangers, Scotland), Cedric Soares (Southampton, England), Jose Fonte (“Dalian IFAN”, China), Rui Mario (Napoli, Italy), Pepe (Besiktas, Turkey), Rafael Guerreiro (Borussia D, Germany), Ricardo Pereira (Porto), Ruben Dias (Benfica).
Midfield: Adrien Silva (Leicester, England), Bruno Fernandes (Sporting), João Mário (“West Ham United”, England), Joao Moutinho (Monaco, France), Manuel Fernandes (Lokomotiv, Russia), William Carvalho (Sporting).
Forwards: André Silva (Milan, Italy), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City, England), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, Spain), Gelson Martins (Sporting), Gonçalo Guedes (Valencia, Spain), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas, Turkey).
The reigning Champions for a spot in the playoffs of the world Cup in Russia will compete with teams of Spain, Morocco and Iran.