Portugal Manager Paulo Bento names his 23-man 2014 FIFA World Cup squad
Portugal Manager Paulo Bento has confirmed his 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The most prominent player omitted from the tactician's initial 30-man squad is Porto winger Ricardo Quaresma, who has been reborn this season since returning to the Dragões in January.
The other players cut are goalkeeper Anthony Lopes [Lyon], Vitorino Antunes [Málaga], Rolando [Internazionale], André Gomes [Benfica], João Mário [Vitória de Setúbal] and Ivan Cavaleiro [Benfica], while Cristiano Ronaldo is selected despite currently suffering from a hamstring problem.
Goalkeepers: Beto [Sevilla], Eduardo [SC Braga], Rui Patrício [Sporting CP].
Defenders: André Almeida [Benfica], Bruno Alves [Fenerbahçe], Fábio Coentrão [Real Madrid], João Pereira [Valencia], Luís Neto [Zenit], Pepe [Real Madrid], Ricardo Costa [Valencia].
Midfielders: João Moutinho [Monaco], Miguel Veloso [Dynamo Kyiv], Raul Meireles [Fenerbahçe], Rúben Amorim [Benfica], William Carvalho [Sporting CP], Rafa Silva [SC Braga].
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo [Real Madrid], Éder [SC Braga], Hélder Postiga [Lazio], Hugo Almeida [Beşiktaş], Nani [Manchester United], Silvestre Varela [Porto], Vieirinha [VfL Wolfsburg].