Rui Jorge Begins New Cycle

Portugal U-21 coach Rui Jorge, who recently signed a three year contract extension, has named a completely new squad for the team’s upcoming friendly match against Ukraine on October 15th. Jorge called up only two players who had previously represented the U-21 team (Sergio Oliveira and Luis Martins). The rest have never played for the U-21 team. This squad is thought to be the start of a new cycle, and will likely be the ones who battle for qualification for the 2015 U-21 Euro. Here’s the full squad:

Goalkeepers: Daniel Fernandes (Bochum), Joao Pinho (Oliveirense), Luis Ribeiro (Sporting B)

Defenders: Andre Costa (Rio Ave), David Bruno (Porto B), Josue (Vitoria Guimaraes B), Luis Martins (Benfica B), Miguel Lourenco (Vitoria Setubal), Paulo Oliveira (Vitoria Guimaraes ), Ricardo Ferreira (Empoli), Rui Coentrao (Varzim)

Midfielders: Edu (Porto B), Francisco Junior (Everton), Amorim (Trofense), Sergio Oliveira (Porto B), Tiago Rodrigues (Vitoria Guimaraes), William (Cercle Brugge)

Forwards: Alberto Seidi (Southampton), Aldair (Penafiel), To Mane (Vitoria Guimaraes B), Fabio Nunes (Blackburn Rovers), Paulinho (Trofense), Luis Gustavo (Barcelona B)

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