Portugal’s final squad.


Portugal’s coach Paulo Bento announced earlier on Monday Portugal’s final squad for the upcoming FIFA WORLD CUP

The Selecçao das Quinas final squad featured a surprise especially for Manchester United fans Bento decided to give Nani a chance to be on the plane heading to Brazil.

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Bento defended his decision “Nani had a problem up until March but he’s improved and he’s been training normally since then,”Source

In addition to Nani, the final squad featured Braga’s midfielder Rafael Ferreira Silva known as Rafa and the young talent William Carvalho from Sporting Lisboa. 

And regarding Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury Paulo Bento commented “We will work out a plan to get him ready in time for the World Cup,”Image

Final Squad List:

Goalkeepers: Beto (Sevilla-Spain), Eduardo (SC Braga-Portugal), Rui Patricio (Sporting-Portugal)

Defenders: Andre Almeida (Benfica-Portugal), Bruno Alves (Fenerbahçe-Turkey), Fabio Coentrão (Real Madrid-Spain), Joao Pereira (Valencia-Spain), Neto (Zenit), Pepe (Real Madrid-Spain), Ricardo Costa (Valencia-Spain)

Midfielders: Joao Moutinho (Monaco-France), Miguel Veloso (Dynamo Kiev-Ukraine), Raul Meireles (Fenerbahce-Turkey), Ruben Amorim (Benfica-Portugal), William Carvalho (Sporting-Portugal), Rafa (SC Braga-Portugal)

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid-Spain), Eder (SC Braga-Portugal), Helder Postiga (Lazio-Italy), Hugo Almeida (Besiktas-Turkey), Nani (Manchester United-England), Varela (FC Porto-Portugal), Vieirinha (Wolfsburg-Germany)

  • Squad Stats:

Liga Zon Sagres – 8 Players

Liga BBVA – 6 Players

Turkish Super Lig – 3 Players

Russian League – 1 Player

English Premier League – 1 Player

German Bundesliga – 1 Player

Ukraine Premier League – 1 player

Ligue 1 – 1 Player

Calcio – 1 Player

  • Most teams represented:

SC Braga & Real Madrid – 3 Players

Sporting, Benfica, Valencia, Fenerbahçe 2 Players


Portugal plays with Germany, USA and Ghana in GROUP G

Games Schedule:

June 16. Germany vs Portugal

June 22. USA vs Portugal

June 26. Portugal vs Ghana

 

 

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