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    Ronaldo Leads 35-Man Portuguese Squad For World Cup

    Portugal coach Fernando Santos has unveiled a 35-man preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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    World Footballer Of The Year, Cristiano Ronaldo is named alongside 10 other players who represented Portugal in the last World Cup in Brazil while 19 of the players played in last year’s FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.

    The squad is provisional as the team would be trimmed to the final 23 man squad that must be submitted to FIFA June 4.

    The Selecao das Quinas will open their World Cup campaign in the group stage on June 15 against Spain before playing Morocco June 20 while their last group game would be against Iran June 25.

    Portugal squad

    Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes (Olympique Lyonnais/France), Beto (Goztepe SK/Turkey), Rui Patricio (Sporting CP)

    Defenders: Antunes (Getafe/Spain), Bruno Alves (Rangers/Scotland), Cedric (Southampton/England), Joao Cancelo (Internazionale/Italy), Jose Fonte (Dalian Aerbin/China PR), Luis Neto (Fenerbahce/Turkey), Mario Rui (Napoli/Italy), Nelson Semedo (Barcelona/Spain), Pepe (Besiktas/Turkey), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund/Germany), Ricardo (Porto), Rolando (Marseille/France), Ruben Dias (Benfica)

    Midfielders: Adrien Silva (Leicester City/England), Andre Gomes (Barcelona/Spain), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City/England), Bruno Fernandes (Sporting CP), Joao Mario (West Ham United/England), Joao Moutinho (Monaco/France), Manuel Fernandes (Lokomotiv Moscow/Russia), Rony Lopes (Monaco), Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers/England), Sergio Oliveira (Porto), William (Sporting CP)

    Forwards: Andre Silva (AC Milan/Italy), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Spain), Eder (Lokomotiv Moscow/Russia), Gelson Martins (Sporting CP), Goncalo Guedes (Valencia/Spain), Nani (Lazio/Italy), Paulinho (Braga), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas/Turkey)

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