Ronaldo leads Portugal to a fifth consecutive World Cup, there is a surprise – Football world – World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo will lead Portugal to a fifth consecutive World Cup. The all-time No. 1 goalscorer has been named in coach Fernando Santos’ 26-man squad for the World Cup in Qatar from November 20 to December 18.

The 37-year-old Manchester United star is one of three Red Devils players trusted by Santosh. The team also includes the playmaker Bruno Fernandes, as well as the right back Diogo Dalot.

Manchester United’s city rivals Manchester City will also be represented by three players in full-back Joao Cancelo, centre-back Ruben Diaz and playing midfielder Bernardo Silva.

In the group of “sailors” for the tournament in Qatar, Joao Felix from Atletico Madrid, Rafael Leao from Milan, as well as the veteran Pepe also fall.

Surprisingly, however, the 2016 European champion with the Iberian team – Renato Sanchez, will not play at the World Cup, as he was not included in the squad for the finals. The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder is not injured, but coach Fernando Santos has chosen not to rely on him.

Portugal is in Group H of the World Cup along with the teams of Ghana, Uruguay and the Republic of Korea.

Here is Portugal’s full World Cup squad:

Goalkeepers: Diogo Costa (Porto), Rui Patricio (Roma), Jose Sa (Wolverhampton)

Defenders: Joao Cancelo (Manchester City), Diogo Dalot (Manchester United), Pepe (Porto), Ruben Diaz (Manchester City), Danilo Pereira (Paris Saint-Germain), Antonio Silva (Benfica), Nuno Mendes (Paris Saint-Germain), Rafael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund)

Midfielders: William Carvalho (Real Betis), Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton), Palinha (Fulham), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Vitinha (Paris Saint-Germain), Ottavio (Porto), Mateusz Nunes (Wolverhampton), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Joao Mario (Benfica)

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid), Rafael Leao (Milan), Ricardo Horta (Sporting Braga), Andre Silva (RB Leipzig), Gonzalo Ramos (Benfica).

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