Cristiano Ronaldo to steer gifted Portugal squad in Qatar World Cup2 min read
Cristiano Ronaldo will enter his fifth World Cup with a Portugal squad crammed with gifted gamers however that might be lacking some nationwide staff regulars.
Ronaldo will staff up with Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes and João Félix, however amongst these not included within the listing of 26 gamers chosen by coach Fernando Santos on Thursday had been João Moutinho, José Fonte and Renato Sanches. Also not going to Qatar is Liverpool’s Diogo Jota due to an harm.
Others who made the squad embody João Cancelo, Rúben Dias and 39-year-old central defender Pepe. Defender António Silva, who is nineteen and obtained his first name up, additionally might be going to Qatar.
The 37-year-old Ronaldo has been exhibiting indicators of a decline for the primary time in his profession however will nonetheless be the chief for a Portugal squad in search of its first World Cup title.
After lastly incomes a significant worldwide trophy on the 2016 European Championship, Portugal additionally added the title of the inaugural version of the Nations League at dwelling in 2019. But it didn’t make it previous the spherical of 16 on the 2018 World Cup or at Euro 2020.
Goalkeepers: Diogo Costa (Porto), Rui Patricio (Roma), José Sá (Wolverhampton)
Defenders: Diogo Dalot (Manchester United), Danilo Pereira (PSG), João Cancelo (Manchester City), António Silva (Benfica), Pepe (Porto), Rúben Dias (Manchester City), Nuno Mendes (PSG), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund)
Midfielders: William Carvalho (Real Betis), Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton), Otávio Monteiro (Porto), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Matheus Nunes (Wolverhampton), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), João Mário (Benfica), João Palhinha (Fulham), Vitinha (PSG)
Forwards: André Silva (Leipzig), Ricardo Horta (Braga), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), João Félix (Atlético Madrid), Rafael Leão (AC Milan), Gonçalo Ramos (Benfica)