2022 World Cup: Ghana’s group opponent Portugal announce 55-man provisional squad
Ghana’s group opponent for the 2022 World Cup, Portugal have announced a 55-man provisional squad.
The final squad for the Mundial is expected to be named on November 10th.
Portugal will play their final rehearsal against Nigeria on November 17 at the Istagio Jose Alvarade in Lisbon.
Fernando Santos side will open the campaign against Ghana in Group H.
Existing veterans such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe, and Rui Patricio, as well as Manchester City players such as Bernardo Silva and Joao Cancelo, and Portuguese players who are playing for Wolverhampton Wanderers with Hwang Hee-chan were also selected.
Below is the full squad:
Goalkeepers: Diogu Costa (FC Porto), Rui Patricio (AS Roma/Italy), Anthony López (Olympique Lyonne/France), Jose Sa (Wolverhampton Wanderers/England), Rui Silva (Real Betis/Spain)
DF: Diogo Dalot (Manchester United/England), Noonu Tavares (Olympique Marseille/France), Noonu Mendes, Danilo (Paris Saint-Germain/France), Nelson Semedou (Wolverhampton Wanderers/England), Hubin Dias , Joao Cancelo (Manchester City/England), Cedric Soares (Arsenal/England), Thierry Correira (Valencia/Spain), Antonio Silva (Benfica), Fabiu Cardoso, David Carmo, Pepe (FC Porto), Diogo Leicci (Union Berlin/Germany), Jose Ponte, Thiago Jalou (Lille/France), Gonzalu Ignacio (Sporting CP), Domingus Duarte (Getafe/Spain), Mario Hui (Naples/Italy) , Rafael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund/Germany)
MF: William Carvalho (Real Betis/Spain), Florentino Luis, Joao Mariu (Benfica), Joao Moutinho, Matteus Nunes, Hubin Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers/England), Fabiu Carvalho (Liverpool/England) ), Fabiu Viera (Arsenal/England), Ottabiu (FC Porto), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City/England), Bruno Fernandez (Manchester United/England), Renato Sanchez, Vitina (Paris Saint-Germain/France) , Joao Palinha (Fulham/England), Nunu Santos (Sporting CP), Sergio Oliveira (Galatasaray/Turkey)
Forwards: Andre Silva (Leipzig/Germany), Paulinho (Sporting CP), Ricardo Horta (Braga), Daniel Podense, Gonzalu Geddes (Wolverhampton Wanderers/England), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United/Portugal) ), João Felix (Atlético Madrid/Spain), Jota (Celtic/Scotland), Pedro Gonsauves (Sporting CP), Fernando Trincan (Sporting CP), Rafael Reang (AC Milan/Italy), Vitina (Braga).