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Portugal release their 30-man list

Paulo Bento releases 30 man list
Paulo Bento releases 30 man list
Photo by Martin Rose

Paulo Bento has released his 30-man list and there are surely no surprises there. Cristiano Ronaldo will lead the squad into Brazil as they will face one of the stiffest opposition in the group stage. Portugal will begin with a clash against Germany and then face the United States in Manaus, followed by Ghana.

There will be tough competition at goalkeeper when 2010 starter Eduardo will have to come from behind to take away the starting job from Rui Patricio. The third position will most likely be fought between Anthony Lopes and Beto.

There will also be some interesting stories developing up top as Paulo Bento called up 10 forwards. It will be a tough battle to see who will be the third and fourth forwards that will be on that list between, Porto's Ricardo Quaresma, Varela, Wolfsburg's Vieirinha and Braga's Rafa.

Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes (Lyon), Beto (Sevilla), Eduardo (Braga), Rui Patricio (Sporting Lisbon)

Defenders: Andre Almeida (Benfica), Antunes (Malaga), Bruno Alves (Fenerbahce), Fabio Coentrao (Real Madrid), Joao Pereira (Valencia), Neto (Zenit), Pepe (Real Madrid), Ricardo Costa (Valencia), Rolando (Inter Milan)

Midfielders: Andre Gomes (Benfica), Joao Mario (Vitoria), Joao Moutinho (Monaco), Miguel Veloso (Dynamo Kiev), Raul Meireles (Fenerbahce), Ruben Amorim (Benfica), William Carvalho (Sporting Lisbon)

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Eder (Braga), Helder Postiga (Lazio), Hugo Almeida (Besiktas), Ivan Cavaleiro (Benfica), Nani (Manchester United), Rafa (Braga), Ricardo Quaresma (Porto), Varela (Porto), Vieirinha (Wolfsburg)

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