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.
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,”
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)
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