Portugal is very familiar name in World football after winning the last UEFA Euro 2016 tournament by defeating France in final. This team is basically getting popular day by day and the main reason behind it is it’s star player Cristiano Ronaldo. He is also the current captain of the team. With him, the team Portugal won their first Euro tournament in history. Though, in maximum times they did not qualify for the World Cup event and yet to win any title of it as well. But in the upcoming season which will be staged in 2018 at Russia, Portugal has confirmed their ticket there.
Though, their team possess many talented players in the squad but in front of some giant teams like Argentina, Brazil and Germany, they could not do best. Today we come to discuss about the Portugal team squad for FIFA World Cup 2018.
Many players of Portugal national team used to play with different world renowned clubs like Benfica, Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona and on on. Their main dominance are in the competition of Primeira Liga which is the main flight in Portugal. Some of them also playing in French Ligue 1 and Italian Serie A as well. Let’s see the complete team squad of Portugal for upcoming Russia World Cup 2018 below.
Portugal Possible Team Squad
- Goalkeeper – Anthony Lopes, Beto, Jose Sa
- Defender – Nelson Semedo, Pepe, Luis Neto, Vitorino Antunes, Edgar Ie, Kevin Rodrigues, Ricardo Pereira, Joao Cancelo, Ricardo Ferreira
- Midfielder – Ruben Neves, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Mario, Bernardo Silva, Danilo Pereira, Manuel Fernandes
- Forward – Goncalo Guedes, Andre Silva, Rony Lopes, Bruma, Gelson Martins, Goncalo Paciencia, Cristiano Ronaldo (Captain).
The above listed team squad of Portuguese team are yet to confirm that they will participate in upcoming competition in 2018. But first we have to consider their stoppers. Considering above list, Beto and Anthony Lopes are the top two stoppers but they would take players from recent call up where Rui Patricio is the top rated one. He is with national team since long. He is currently playing with Portuguese club Sporting CP.
Besides, if we consider the defensive position of Portugal, they have number of talented defenders in their squad where Nelson Semedo, Pepe and Ricardo Pereira are regarded as the best. Besides, Bruno Alves and Jose Fonte would take part as well but not for sure.
For midfield position, they have currently kept Danilo Pereira, Bruno Fernandes and some others but it is the question of World Cup and so, they obviously turn in their top players like William Carvalho, Andre Gomes, Renato Sanches and Adrien Silva.
Portugal would suffer for their proper finisher. Though, they have Cristiano Ronaldo in their squad who is leading forward position but without him, their attacker are not the brightest. Nani and Eder are the two oldest forwards of the team but their participants are still questionable.
Portugal is one of the top rated team nowadays considering the FIFA World ranking. They are in 3rd position on it where first two positions are grabbed by Germany and Brazil. Portugal did not make it to the top position on the ranking yet but their highest position was 2nd which was grabbed by them in 2006. So, 3rd position seems a great achievement for Portuguese national team.