Real Madrid hero, Man Utd winger make Portugal list

Portugal manager Paulo Bento has announced a 30-mna provisional squad for the World Cup.

Portugal manager Paulo Bento has announced a 30-mna provisional squad for the World Cup.

As expected, Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been named despite sustaining a hamstring injury recently while Manchester United winger Nani has made the initial cut.

Ronaldo’s club teammates Pepe and Fabio Coentrao were included alongside Fenerbahce defender Bruno Alves, Lazio striker Helder Postiga and Sporting Lisbon young gun William Carvalho who has been heavily linked with Chelsea in recent times.

Portugal have been drawn alongside Germany, Ghana and the USA in Group G of Brazil 2014 which kicks off next month.

30-man Portugal squad for World Cup

Goalkeepers

Anthony Lopes (Olympique Lyon)
Beto (Sevilla)
Eduardo (Braga)
Rui Patricio (Sporting)

Defenders

Andre Almeida (Benfica)
Antunes (Malaga)
Bruno Alves (Fenerbahce)
Fabio Coentrao (Real Madrid)
Joao Pereira (Valencia)
Neto (Zenit St Petersburg)
Pepe (Real Madrid)
Ricardo Costa (Valencia)
Rolando (Inter Milan)

Midfielders

Andre Gomes (Benfica)
Joao Mario (Vitoria Setubal)
Joao Moutinho (Monaco)
Miguel Veloso (Dynamo Kiev)
Raul Meireles (Fenerbahce)
Ruben Amorim (Benfica)
William Carvalho (Sporting)

Forwards

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Eder (Braga)
Helder Postiga (Lazio)
Hugo Almeida (Besiktas)
Ivan Cavaleiro (Benfica)
Nani (Manchester United)
Rafa (Braga)
Ricardo Quaresma (Porto)
Varela (Porto)
Vieirinha (VfL Wolfsburg)

 
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