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Friendly: Portugal Unleash Ronaldo, Leao, Bruno Fernandes On Super Eagles

Friendly: Portugal Unleash Ronaldo, Leao, Bruno Fernandes On Super Eagles

Portugal head coach Fernando Santos has released a 26-man squad for the international friendly against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

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The squad will also represent the Europeans at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo as expected is included in the squad along with the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Rafael Leao, Joao Felix and Ruben Neves.

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Ronaldo is the all-time goalscorer international football with 117 goals.

The 37-year-old has however not scored in his last three appearances for Portugal.

Veteran defender, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva and Andre Silva were also included in the squad.

The friendly against Nigeria will take place next week Thursday in Lisbon.

Portugal will kick off their World Cup campaign against on November 23 against Ghana

They also face Uruguay and South Korea in Group H.

Portugal squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Diogo Costa (FC Porto), Jose Sa (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC), Rui Patricio (AS Roma).

Defenders: Diogo Dalot (Manchester United), Joao Cancelo (Manchester City), Danilo Pereira (Paris St Germain), Pepe (FC Porto), Ruben Dias (Manchester City), Antonio Silva (SL Benfica), Nuno Mendes (Paris St Germain), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund).

Midfielders: Joao Palhinha (Fulham FC), Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Joao Mario (SL Benfica), Matheus Nunes (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC), Vitinha (Paris St Germain), William Carvalho (Real Betis), Otavio (FC Porto).

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

By Adeboye Amosu

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