seleção news - 2017




The Seleção will play Cyprus on 03 June in Estoril, a friendly to prepare for the World Cup qualifier versus Latvia away, on 09 June. Then there is the Confederations Cup between 17 June and 02 July in Russia.

Coach Fernando Santos announced 25 May the squad for these games, made up of 24 players; one will subsequently be cut. Suprise ommissions from the squad are France 2016 heroes Éder and Renato Sanches.

Goalkeepers: Beto (Sporting), José Sá (FC Porto), Rui Patrício (Sporting)

Defenders: Bruno Alves (Cagliari), Cédric (Southampton), Eliseu (Benfica), José Fonte (West Ham), Luís Neto (Zenit), Nélson Semedo (Benfica), Pepe (Real Madrid), Raphael Guerreiro (Dortmund)

Midfielders: Adrien Silva (Sporting), André Gomes (Barcelona), Danilo Pereira (FC Porto), João Mário (Inter), João Moutinho (Mónaco), Pizzi (Benfica), William Carvalho (Sporting)

Forwards: André Silva (FC Porto), Bernardo Silva (Mónaco), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Gelson Martins (Sporting), Nani (Valência), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas)



Portugal will play Sweden in a friendly on 28 March in Funchal, Madeira. The venue will the recently renovated, 10,600-seat Estádio dos Barreiros, home to Marítimo. It’s the first time the Seleção has played in Madeira for 16 years, and the first time Cristiano Ronaldo will play for his country in his homeland.


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