Fernando Santos announced today a squad of 24 to face France in a friendly on September 4th and Albania in a Euro 2016 qualifier on September 7th. Bernardo Silva and Joao Mario, who both starred for Portugal at this summer’s U-21 Euro, have rightfully earned places in the team, as well as Porto new-boys Andre Andre and Danilo Pereira, who have been named for the second successive squad. Dinamo Kiev’s Miguel Veloso, who has been out of the national team setup for some time, also earned a call as a result of some solid recent performances in Ukraine.
Here’s the full list:
Goalkeepers – Anthony Lopes (Lyon), Beto (Sevilla), Rui Patrício(Sporting)
Defenders – Bruno Alves (Fenerbahçe), Cédric Soares (Southampton), José Fonte (Southampton), Eliseu (Benfica), Pepe (Real Madrid), Raphael Guerreiro (Lorient), Ricardo Carvalho (Monaco), Vieirinha (Wolfsburg)
Midfielders – Adrien Silva (Sporting), João Mário (Sporting), André André (Porto), Danilo Pereira (Porto), Bernardo Silva (Monaco), João Moutinho (Monaco), Miguel Veloso (Dinamo Kiev)
Forwards – Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Danny (Zenit), Éder (Swansea), Nani (Fenerbahçe), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas), Varela (Porto)