Delhi: Following the World Cup which to be held from June 14 to July 15 in Russia the Portuguese team will be limited to 23 players before the Football sports carnival. Portugal announced their team for the FIFA world Cup 2018. Apart from Real Madrid's star Cristiano Ronaldo in this team, Pepsi, William Carvalho, Joao Motinho, Naini and Ricardo Quaresma, who played a key role in crowning the Euro 2016 title to the team, have got the place.
But the session was disappointing for Sanchez, the youngest player to win the Euro title among all these. In Group B, Portugal has to compete with Spain, Morocco and Iran teams. Earlier, the team will play practice matches against Tunisia, Belgium and Algeria.
Significantly, Kontereo, who performed brilliantly in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, withdrew from the race of selection saying that the session was very tired for him.
Team will be such as
Bulletin: Anthony Lopez, Beto Gogetap and Rui Patricko
Defender: Antunes, Bruno Alves, Cedric Soares, Joao Kensilo, José Fonta, Luis Neto, Maria Rui, Nelson Semédéo, Pepe, Rafael Guerrero, Ricardo Pereira and Ronaldo, Ruben Dias
Midfielder: Adrian Silva, Andre Gomes, Bruno Fernández, João Marieo, João Mantinho, Manuel Fernández, Reuben Nevez, Sergio Oliviera and William Carvalho
Forward: Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Eder, Gelsen Martins, Gonsalo Guedes, Nanny, Paulinho, Ricardo Quaresma and Ronnie Lopez.