World Cup 2022: the checklist of Portugal

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Fernando Santos has spoken. Having fallen into Group H of the World Cup in Qatar, together with Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea, Portugal will need to overcome the impediment of the semi-finals, impassable in 1966 and 2006, and above all overlook three final mediocre editions. He had taken the lead on the Portuguese channel Channel 11 : “I take this chance to apologize now to some gamers who, from their previous, should be referred to as up”. Message to the captains accustomed to main worldwide competitions with the Seleção das Quinas.

So in fact, we anticipated just a few surprises. Which was not: Liverpool striker Diogo Jota, with a proper calf harm, and Wolverhampton winger Pedro Neto, injured within the ankle ligament, have been each missed. Good with Benfica, Rafa Silva had declared that he not needed to reply calls from the choice. At 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, the Portuguese coach unveiled the checklist of 26 fortunate ones who can have the respect of collaborating within the 2022 World Cup and going through Ghana (Thursday 24/11 at 5 p.m.), Uruguay (Monday 28 /11 at 8 p.m.) and South Korea (Friday 02/12 at 4 p.m.) on Qatari lawns.

No World Cup for Anthony Lopes, Pepe lastly current

Within the purpose, Portugal has one thing to see coming with the hatching of Diogo Costa, 23, dazzling with FC Porto and logically summoned. Relegated to a back-up function, Rui Patricio (AS Roma) can be within the sport, as is Wolves goalkeeper José Sa. No World Cup, nonetheless, for Lyonnais Anthony Lopes, who had spent the final three worldwide competitions ( Euro 2016, CdM 2018, Euro 2020) on the bench. In protection, doubt hovered across the summons of Pépé, injured within the knee. The decision is in.

The FC Porto defender will take part, at 39, in his fourth World Cup. Fernando Santos has additionally determined to wager on in-form gamers: Ruben Dias (Manchester Metropolis) and transformed Danilo (PSG) are accompanied by Benfica participant Antonio Silva, 19. No World Cup for Tiago Djalo (Lille), David Carmo (FC Porto), Diogo Leite (Union Berlin), or Gonçalo Inacio (Sporting CP). On the facet of the facet, not likely stunned with positive values. João Cancelo (Manchester Metropolis) and Diogo Dalot (Manchester United) will share the precise facet, whereas Nuno Mendes (PSG) and Raphaël Guerreiro (Dortmund) will compete on the left facet.

Vitinha is there, not Renato Sanches!

Within the center, to guard the protection, Wolverhampton captain Ruben Neves and Fulham participant João Palhinha, most popular to Florentino Luis (Benfica), are on the journey. Within the coronary heart of the sport, if the presence of Bernardo Silva (Manchester Metropolis), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) and William Carvalho (Betis) was nearly doubtful, that of Vitinha was not assured. Very outstanding with Paris Saint-Germain, the native of Santo Tirso will play his first World Cup. Whereas he has solely participated in just a few matches this season, his teammate in Paris, Renato Sanches, has not been referred to as up! Benfica boss João Mário and Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes may also be there

Regardless of an advanced state of affairs at Manchester United, there was little question that Cristiano Ronaldo, 37 and 191 caps on the clock, could be the chief of the Lusitanian assault. CR7 will due to this fact play its fifth World Cup. On the forefront, he is not going to be the one one to come back and deal with his spleen. At his facet, we discover João Felix, struggling at Atlético de Madrid however saved from the waters by Fernando Santos. To accompany them, the versatile midfielder of Porto Otavio, the Milanese Rafael Leão, Ricardo Horta (Braga), Gonçalo Ramos (Benfica) and André Silva, again in kind in Leipzig. Gonçalo Guedes additionally on name.

Portugal’s roster for the 2022 World Cup:

Guardians: Diogo Costa (FC Porto), José Sá (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC), Rui Patrício (AS Roma);

Defenders: Diogo Dalot (Manchester United), João Cancelo (Manchester Metropolis), Danilo Pereira (PSG), Pepe (FC Porto), Rúben Dias (Manchester Metropolis), António Silva (SL Benfica), Nuno Mendes (PSG), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund);

Environments : João Palhinha (Fulham FC), Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC), Bernardo Silva (Manchester Metropolis), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), João Mário (SL Benfica), Matheus Nunes (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC), Otávio Monteiro (FC Porto) , Vitinha (PSG), William Carvalho (Actual Betis);

Forwards: André Silva (RB Leipzig), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Gonçalo Ramos (SL Benfica), João Félix (Atlético Madrid), Rafael Leão (AC Milan), Ricardo Horta (SC Braga).

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