Portugal coach Paulo Bento announced 30-man preliminary squad for World Cup 2014.The FIFA deadline for submitting 23 names is June 2.
According to the Portuguese federation web site, he’ll name his 23 in less than a week, on May 19.
Portugal is one of three Group G opponents that the US national team will face in Brazil. After opening against Germany on June 16 in Salvador, Cristiano & Co. will take on the USA in Manaus on June 22 before closing out against Ghana on June 26.
Portugal 30-man preliminary squad
Anthony Lopes (Lyon – France ),Beto (Sevilla – Spain ),Eduardo (SC Braga – Portugal ),Rui Patrício (Sporting Lisbon – Portugal )
André Almeida (Benfica – Portugal ),Vitorino Antunes (Málaga – Spain ),Bruno Alves (Fenerbahce – Turkey ),Fábio Coentrão (Real Madrid – Spain ),,João Pereira (Valencia – Spain ),Luis Neto (Zenit St. Petersburg – Russia ),Pepe (Real Madrid – Spain ),Ricardo Costa (Valencia – Spain ),Rolando (Inter Milan – Italy )
André Gomes (Benfica – Portugal ),João Mário (Vitória FC – Portugal ),João Moutinho (Mónaco – France ),Miguel Veloso (Dynamo Kiev – Ukraine ),Raul Meireles (Fenerbahce – Turkey ),Rúben Amorim (Benfica – Portugal ),William Carvalho (Sporting Lisbon – Portugal )
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid – Spain ),Éder (SC Braga – Portugal )
Hélder Postiga (Lazio – Italy ),Hugo Almeida (Besiktas – Turkey ),Ivan Cavaleiro (Benfica – Portugal ),Nani (Manchester United – England ),Rafa (SC Braga – Portugal ),Ricardo Quaresma (FC Porto – Portugal ),Silvestre Varela (FC Porto – Portugal ),Vieirinha (Wolfsburg – Germany )
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