World Cup 2018: Ruben Neves misses out on Portugal’s 23-man squad along with TEN Euro 2016 winners


Portugal have named their final 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup.

Ten of their Euro 2016 winners have failed to make the cut, including Eder, who scored the winning goal in the final against France.

Lazio’s former Manchester United winger Nani, Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes and Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches, who spent this season on loan at Swansea, have all missed out on selection.

There is also no place for Wolves sensation Ruben Neves

Manchester City playmaker Bernando Silva is among four Premier League players included, alongside Leicester’s Adrien Silva, Southampton’s Cedric Soares and West Ham midfielder Joao Mario, who is on loan from Inter Milan.

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will captain the squad as they bid for back-to-back tournament success in Russia.

Portugal are in Group B at the World Cup and kick off their campaign alongside Spain before facing Morocco and Iran.

Portugal squad:

Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes (Lyon), Beto (Goztepe), Rui Patricio (Sporting Lisbon)

Defenders: Bruno Alves (Rangers), Cedric Soares (Southampton), Jose Fonte (Dalian Yifang), Mario Rui (Napoli), Pepe (Besiktas), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund), Ricardo Pereira (Porto), Ruben Dias (Benfica)

Midfielders: Adrien Silva (Leicester), Bruno Fernandes (Sporting Lisbon), Joao Mario (West Ham), Joao Moutinho (AS Monaco), Manuel Fernandes (Lokomotiv Moscow), William Carvalho (Sporting)

Forwards: Andre Silva (AC Milan), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Gelson Martins (Sporting Lisbon), Goncalo Guedes (Valencia), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas)

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