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FIFA World Cup 2010: Portugal 23 Man Squad (Revised)

Portugal have named the 23 man squad they are to be taking to the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Portuguese coach Carlos Quieroz has named a squad featuring a mixture of home-based players and players who play their club football around other parts of Europe.

The world’s attention will focus on the most expensive player, Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid, who will be expected to star with his free kicks and an impressive all round game.

Note that Nani (Manchester United, England) has been replaced by Ruben Amorim (Benfica, Portugal) after Nani suffered a collar bone injury the week before World Cup 2010.

Portugal will be hoping to qualify for the latter stages from the difficult Group G which features Brazil, Ivory Coast and North Korea.

Portugal 23 Man Squad – FIFA World Cup 2010

1EDUARDO19/09/1982GKBraga (POR)187
2BRUNO ALVES27/11/1981DFPorto (POR)187
3PAULO FERREIRA18/01/1979DFChelsea (ENG)181
4ROLANDO31/08/1985DFPorto (POR)189
5DUDA27/06/1980DFMalaga (ESP)175
6RICARDO CARVALHO18/05/1978DFChelsea (ENG)183
7CRISTIANO RONALDO05/02/1985FWReal Madrid (ESP)185
8PEDRO MENDES26/02/1979MFSporting Lisbon (POR)177
9LIEDSON17/12/1977FWSporting Lisbon (POR)173
10DANNY07/08/1983FWZenit St Petersburg (RUS)179
11SIMAO31/10/1979FWAtletico Madrid (ESP)170
12BETO01/05/1982GKPorto (POR)183
13MIGUEL04/01/1980DFValencia (ESP)175
14MIGUEL VELOSO11/05/1986MFSporting Lisbon (POR)181
15PEPE26/02/1983MFReal Madrid (ESP)186
16RAUL MEIRELES17/03/1983MFPorto (POR)179
17NANI17/11/1986FWManchester Utd. (ENG)175
18HUGO ALMEIDA23/05/1984FWWerder Bremen (GER)193
19TIAGO02/05/1981MFAtletico Madrid (ESP)183
20DECO27/08/1977MFChelsea (ENG)175
21RICARDO COSTA16/05/1981DFLille (FRA)183
22DANIEL FERNANDES25/09/1983GKIraklis (GRE)194
23FABIO COENTRAO11/03/1988DFBenfica (POR)181

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