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Portugal 55-man preliminary list for 2022 World Cup

Portugal's players react after the UEFA Nations League, league A, group 2 football match between Portugal and Spain, at the Municipal Stadium in Braga on September 27, 2022

Media outlet CMTV (via RMC) has revealed Fernando Santos’ Portugal 55-man preliminary list for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The 55-man list will go down to 26 names on November 10. Portugal start their tournament against Ghana on November 24 before clashing with South Korea and Uruguay.

Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo is listed despite his struggles at Manchester United. The attacker makes the list despite only starting two Premier League games this season.

Liverpool attacker Diogo Jota misses the tournament. Jota suffered a muscle injury in his club’s win over Manchester City and left the pitch on a stretcher.

Portugal’s 55-man preliminary list for the 2022 World Cup

Goalkeepers: Diogo Costa (FC Porto), Rui Patricio (AS Roma), Jose Sa (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Anthony Lopes (Olympique Lyonnais), Rui Silva (Real Betis).

Defence: Diogo Dalot (Manchester United), Nelson Semedo (Wolves), Joao Cancelo (Manchester City), Cedric Soares (Arsenal), Thierry Correia (Valencia), Antonio Silva (Benfica), Danilo Pereira (Paris Saint-Germain) , David Carmo (FC Porto), Diogo Leite (Union Berlin), Domingos Duarte (Getafe), Fabio Cardoso (FC Porto), Goncalo Inacio (Sporting CP), Jose Fonte (LOSC Lille) , Pepe (FC Porto), Ruben Dias (Man City), Tiago Djalo (Lille) , Mario Rui (Napoli), Nuno Mendes (PSG) , Nuno Tavares (Olympique Marseille), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund).

Midfield: Florentino Luis (Benfica), William Carvalho (Betis), Ruben Neves (Wolves), Joao Palhinha (Fulham), João Moutinho (Wolves), Joao Mario (Benfica), Renato Sanches (PSG) , Sergio Oliveira (Galatasaray), Matheus Nunes (Wolves), Otavio (Porto), Vitinha (PSG) , Bruno Fernandes (Man United), Bernardo Silva (Man City), Fabio Carvalho (Liverpool), Fabio Vieira (Arsenal), Goncalo Guedes (Wolves), Nuno Santos (Sporting CP), Ricardo Horta (Braga), Trincao (Sporting CP).

Attack: Cristiano Ronaldo (Man United), Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid), Jota (Celtic), Pedro Goncalves (Sporting), Daniel Podence (Wolves), Rafael Leao (AC Milan), Andre Silva (RB Leipzig), Beto (Udinese), Goncalo Ramos (Benfica), Paulinho (Sporting), Vitinha (Braga).

The Selecao will hope they can go further than last time at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Uruguay eliminated Portugal in the round of 16 and they will be desperate to push further.

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