Euro 2016: Portugal releases 23-man squad

Updated: May 17, 2016

ronaldo-portugasl1The 31-year-old is set for his seventh major international tournament, while Bayern Munich’s latest signing also makes the cut.

Cristiano Ronaldo headlines Portugal’s 23-man Euro 2016 squad while Benfica midfielder Renato Sanches is also included.
The 31-year-old, who could still win the Champions League this season if Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid on May 28, is preparing for his seventh major tournament with Portugal.

Sanches, meanwhile, only made his only made his first-team debut for Benfica in October but his impressive performances for the Portuguese champions have led to a €35 million move to Bayern Munich this summer.

Notable absentees for Portugal include Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva, who misses out with a thigh injury, while Zenit midfielder Danny fails to make the cut after tearing ligaments in his knee in April.

Real Madrid defender Fábio Coentrão, who has spent the season on loan at Monaco, is also ruled out through injury.

Atletico Madid midfielder Tiago only returned from a broken leg on the final day of the La Liga season and is not named in Fernando Santos’ squad.

GOALKEEPERS: Rui Patrício, Anthony Lopes, Eduardo

DEFENDERS: Vieirinha, Cédric, Ricardo Carvalho, Bruno Alves, Pepe, José Fonte, Eliseu, Raphaël Guerreiro

MIDFIELDERS: William Carvalho, Danilo, João Mário, Adrien Silva, André Gomes, João Moutinho, Renato Sanches

STRIKERS: Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafa, Ricardo Quaresma, Éder, Nani.


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