This Thursday, Fernando Santos announced the squad for the next games of the national team, against Qatar and Luxembourg, at a press conference held in the City of Football.
Portugal face Qatar in a private match at Estádio Algarve, on 9 October (20:15), followed by the reception of Luxembourg, also at Estádio Algarve, on 12 October (19:45), in a qualifying match for the 2022 World Cup.
The Portuguese-Brazilian Matheus Nunes is the big news on the list, after the Sporting player himself admitted that he accepted to represent Portugal, rejecting the call that arrived from Brazil.
Regarding the previous 25-player squad, Gonçalo Inácio, Otávio and Pedro Gonçalves are out. Matheus Nunes and William Carvalho enter the list of 24 elements.
Here’s Fernando Santos’ squad list:
GOALKEEPER: Anthony Lopes, Diogo Costa, Rui Patrício;
DEFENSES: Diogo Dalot, João Cancelo, Domingos Duarte, Pepe, Rúben Dias, Nuno Mendes, Raphael Guerreiro,
AVERAGES: Danilo Pereira, João Palhinha, Rúben Neves, Bruno Fernandes, João Mário, João Moutinho, Matheus Nunes, William Carvalho;
ADVANCED: Bernardo Silva, André Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota, Gonçalo Guedes and Rafa Silva.
— Portugal (@selecaoportugal)
September 30, 2021