Portugal Full Team Squad For FIFA World Cup 2022
Portugal is perhaps not among the hot favorites to lift the World Cup trophy. But with someone like Cristiano Ronaldo, you can never write a side off. And emotionally it’s truly gonna be a special world cup for all the Portuguese. Because it will be very last world cup for the legendary CR7. Thus his compatriots will be keen to gift him a WC title. It will be very tough task but we are pretty much sure they will fight their hearts out. Lets have a look at the players who will feature for the Portugal national team in the Qatar WC.
Portugal Team Squad For FIFA WC 2022
|Position||Player Name||Current Club|
|Goalkeeper||Rui Patricio||AS Roma|
|Goalkeeper||Anthony Lopes||Olympique Lyon|
|Goalkeeper||Diogo Costa||FC Porto|
|Defender||Joao Cancelo||Manchester City|
|Defender||Rúben Dias||Manchester City|
|Defender||Nuno Mendes||Paris Saint Germain|
|Defender||José Fonte||LOSC Lille|
|Defender||Diogo Dalot||Manchester United|
|Defender||Raphael Guerreiro||Borussia Dortmund|
|Midfielder||William Carvalho||Real Betis|
|Midfielder||Danilo Pereia||Paris Saint Germain|
|Midfielder||Gonçalo Guedes||Valencia CF|
|Midfielder||Bruno Fernandes||Manchester United|
|Midfielder||Pedro Gonçalves||Sporting CP|
|Midfielder||João Palhinha||Sporting CP|
|Midfielder||Joao Mario||SL Benfica|
|Midfielder||Bernardo Silva||Manchester City|
|Forward||Cristiano Ronaldo||Manchester United|
|Forward||João Félix||Atlético Madrid|
|Forward||Diogo Jota||Liverpool FC|
|Forward||André Silva||RB Leipzig|
|Forward||Rafael Leao||AC Milan|
Manager: Fernando Santos.
Rui Patricio is perhaps one of the most underrated goalkeepers in the world. This guy was probably the most influential player in the Euro 2016 winning squad. The AS Roma number one will be once again given the duty to guard the Portuguese goal posts. The 33 years old goal stopper is an experienced man and will be a key figure for Fernando Santos’ side. Anthony Lopes will be the 2nd choice keeper in the squad with FC Porto’s Diogo Costa being expected to be the 3rd choice option.
Portugal currently has their best defense in recent history. The right back spot is well occupied by Joao Cancelo who is definitely among the best RBs on the planet right now. The Man City man’s defensive as well as chance creating ability, both are as good as a manager would dream to have inside a defender. City skipper Ruben Dias has been in the form of his life and will be a vital player in the squad. Dias showed what he is capable of wearing the Citizens’ jersey. Portuguese fans would love to watch him do the same for the national team. Experienced Pepe is gonna be the partner for him at the heart of the defence. Losc Lille captain Jose Fonte will be the replacement option. The left back option will be taken either by Dortmund’s Raphael Gurreiro or PSG young gun Nuno Mendes.
Santos will most probably go with a 4-2-3-1 formation and will field 2 defensive midfielders. The “Joao” duo Moutinho and Palhinha will be the most possible option to start on most occasions. In the attacking part of the midfield, we expect the Portuguese boss to go with: Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva and Diogo Jota trio. The Man City man on the right side and the Liverpool front man on the left with the United sensation in the middle. In the matches where Joao Felix gonna be placed into the first XI, Jota might have to start from the bench.
Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to be the solitary forward at the very front. Andre Silva is the most possible replacement in the cases if the team captain has to sit out or needs to be substituted.
Predicted Starting Lineup:
Goalkeeper: Rui Patricio.
Defense: Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Pepe, Nuno Mendes.
Midfield: Joao Moutinho, Joao Palhinha, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, Diogo Jota.
Attack: Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Rui Patricio, Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Bruno Fernandes.