Portugal National Team coach Fernando Santos has released a list of 24 players for the team’s upcoming match against Serbia. The team plays Serbia at home on the 29th in a qualification match for Euro 2016 before facing Cape Verde in a friendly match two days later, also to be played on home soil. Santos is slated to call up an additional dozen players or so for the Cape Verde match. Expect Santos to name the additional names on Monday.
Adrien Silva, Raphael Guerreiro, Tiago Gomes, Beto, and Helder Postiga, who were all included in the last squad, were excluded this time out. Other than those exclusions, the team is largely unchanged. Here’s the full list:
Goalkeepers – Anthony Lopes (Lyon), Rui Patrício (Sporting), Hugo Ventura (Belenenses)
Defenders – Antunes (Dínamo Kiev), Bosingwa (Trabzonspor), Bruno Alves (Fenerbahçe), Cédric (Sporting), Eliseu (Benfica), Fábio Coentrão (Real Madrid), Pepe (Real Madrid), José Fonte (Southampton), Ricardo Carvalho (Mónaco)
Midfielders – André Gomes (Valência), João Mário (Sporting), William Carvalho (Sporting), João Moutinho (Mónaco), Tiago (Atlético Madrid)
Forwards – Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Danny (Zenit), Éder (SC Braga), Hugo Almeida (Kuban Krasnodar), Nani (Sporting), Ricardo Quaresma (FC Porto), Vieirinha (Wolfsburg)