PORT OF CALL PORTUGAL have become the latest country to confirm their World Cup squad and it’s packed with Premier League talent.
Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo – set to feature in his fifth World Cup – was among the biggest names included with his team-mate Bruno Fernandes also in the squad of 26.
38-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo is incredibly set to star in a fifth World Cup.
Ronaldo was quick to react to the news, posting an image of the squad on his social channels.
He wrote in the accompanying caption: “Once again, ready to raise the name of Portugal very high! There are 26 names on Mister Fernando Santos’ list, but we’re all summoned! Go Portugal!”
Ronaldo and Fernandes are just two stars from a talented squad that will be looking to reach the latter stages of the Qatar tournament.
Also named in the squad by Portugal boss Fernando Santos is Fulham midfield ace Joao Palhinha, Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva, Ruben Dias and João Cancelo and the Wolves trio of Ruben Neves, Matheus Nunes and keeper Jose Sa.
Diogo Dalot is the third Man United star part of the squad, while Red Devils fans may also be advised to keep an eye on Porto keeper Diogo Costa who is one of the 26 and has been linked with an Old Trafford move.
The most high-profile stars from European clubs outside of the UK include AC Milan hotshot Rafael Leao and João Félix of Atletico Madrid.
Unlike many other nations, Portugal have managed to organise a friendly before the World Cup kicks off.
They will play Nigeria in a warm-up game in a week’s time before they begin their voyage in Group H.
The tricky group includes Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea.
Portugal World Cup squad in full
Goalkeepers: Diogo Costa (Porto), Rui Patricio (Roma), José Sa (Wolverhampton)
Defenders: Diogo Dalot (Manchester United), João Cancelo (Manchester City). Raphael Guerreiro (Dortmund), Antonio Silva (Benfica), Pepe (Porto), Nuno Mendes (PSG), Danilo Pereira (PSG), Ruben Dias (Manchester City)
Midfielders: João Palhinha (Fulham), Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), João Mario (Benfica), Matheus Nunes (Wolverhampton), Otavio (Porto). Vitinha (PSG), William Carvalho (Real Betis)
Forwards: André Silva (RB Leipzig), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Goncalo Ramos (Benfica), João Félix (Atlético Madrid), Ricardo Horta (Braga), Rafael Leão (AC Milan)