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Renato Sanches absent as Portugal name World Cup squad

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Portugal have named their squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with Renato Sanches the most notable omission.

Fernando Santos named 26 players, excluding the PSG midfielder who was adjudged Young Player of the Tournament in 2016 when Portugal won the Euros.

The midfielder was a member of  Portugal’s squad for the European Championship last year, where he earned praise for his performances.

He was also named to Santos’ preliminary squad of 55 players for the World Cup in October, but he will not be on Portugal’s flight to Qatar.

The squad is led, unsurprisingly, by Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo, who will play in his fifth World Cup this month.

Portugal will play a pre-tournament friendly against Nigeria on November 17 before opening their World Cup campaign against Ghana on November 24.

Santos’ side will also face Uruguay and South Korea in the group stage of the competition on November 28 and December 2 respectively.

Portugal World Cup squad

Goalkeepers: Diogo Costa, Rui Patricio, Jose Sa;

Defenders: Joao Cancelo, Diogo Dalot, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Danilo Pereira, Antonio Silva, Nuno Mendes, Raphael Guerreiro;

Midfielders: William Carvalho, Ruben Neves, Joao Palhinha, Bruno Fernandes, Vitinha, Otavio, Matheus Nunes, Bernardo Silva, Joao Mario;

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Felix, Rafael Leao, Ricardo Horta, Andre Silva, Goncalo Ramos.


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