After revealing an expanded list at first, Fernando Santos unveiled this week the final selection of 23 Portuguese players who will participate in the 2018 World Cup.
If the main trimmers are present, like Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe, Bruno Alves, Ricardo Quaresma or Joao Moutinho, the technician has reserved a few surprises. The hero of the Euro 2016 final, Eder, was not selected, as was the very experienced Nani.
In trouble at FC Barcelona, André Gomes is also out of the group, just like his teammate in Catalonia Nelson Semedo.
The 23 Portuguese:
Anthony Lopes (Lyon, FRA)
Beto (Goztepe, TUR)
Rui Patricio (Sporting)
Bruno Alves (Rangers, ECO)
Cédric Soares (Southampton, ANG)
José Fonte (Dalian Yifang, CHI)
Mario Rui (Naples, ITA)
Pepe (Besiktas, TUR)
Raphaël Guerreiro (Dortmund, ALL)
Ricardo Pereira (Porto)
Ruben Dias (Benfica).
Adrien Silva (Leicester, ANG)
Bruno Fernandes (Sporting)
Joao Mario (West Ham, ANG)
Joao Moutinho (Monaco, FRA)
Manuel Fernandes (Lokomotiv, RUS)
William Carvalho (Sporting).
André Silva (AC Milan, ITA)
Bernardo Silva (Manchester City, ANG)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, ESP)
Gelson Martins (Sporting)
Gonçalo Guedes (Valencia, ESP)
Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas, TUR).