Recently, coach Fernando Santos has announced Portugal’s 26-man squad for the 2022 Qatar World Cup , and 37-year-old striker Cristiano Ronaldo (Cristiano Ronaldo) is on the list, becoming one of the few players who can participate in the fifth World Cup in a row. player. The prospect of him challenging multiple records at the World Cup is highly anticipated.
However, Cristiano Ronaldo, who represented Manchester United in the Premier League and Europa League this season, has had a sluggish performance. He has only scored 3 goals and 2 assists in 18 games, which is 11 goals scored by his opponent Messi. far. Manchester United manager Eric Ten Hag also put him on the bench due to his inconsistent performances.
Even so, Ronaldo still occupies an insignificant position in international football, not only setting a lot of personal achievements and history, but also representing the national team to win the UEFA Nations League and UEFA finals.
Due to Cristiano Ronaldo’s rich experience in international competitions, it is expected that Portugal coach Santos will let him serve as the starter and lead his team to the championship in his twilight career. If Cristiano Ronaldo scores a goal in this World Cup, he will Become the first player in football history to make contributions to five World Cups.
According to the World Cup schedule, Portugal in Group H will start with Ghana on November 25, before facing Uruguay and South Korea. According to the strength analysis of the national team, it is predicted that Portugal and Uruguay will advance to the round of 16. The 26-man squad for Portugal’s World Cup squad is listed below.
Portugal World Cup squad
Diogo Costa (Porto), 23
Jose Sar, 29 (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
34-year-old Rui Patricio (Rome)
Diogo Dalot (Manchester United), 23
Joao Cancelo, 28 (Manchester City)
Danilo Luis Elio Pereira, 31 (Paris Saint-Germain)
39-year-old Pepe (Porto)
25-year-old Ruben Dias (Manchester City)
19-year-old Antonio Silva (Benfica)
20-year-old Nuno Mendes (Paris Saint-Germain)
28-year-old Rafael Guerrero (Dortmund)
27-year-old Joao Palinha (Fulham)
Ruben Neves, 25 (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
28-year-old Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)
Bruno Fernandes, 28 (Manchester United)
29-year-old Joao Mario (Benfica)
Matthews Nunes, 24 (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Octavio Edmilson da Silva Montero, 27 (Porto)
22-year-old Vitor Ferreira (Paris Saint-Germain)
William Carvalho, 30 (Real Betis)
27-year-old Andre Silva (RB Leipzig)
37 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
21-year-old Gonzalo Ramos (Benfica)
23-year-old Joao Felix (Atlético de Madrid)
23-year-old Rafael Leo (AC Milan)
28 Ricardo Horta (Braga)