USMNT opponent Portugal announces their 30-man preliminary roster for the World Cup

13 May 10:51 am

USMNT opponent Portugal announces their 30-man preliminary roster for the World Cup

By Adam Serrano

The United States now have an idea who each of their Group G opponents are bringing to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Germany unveiled their preliminary squad last week, then on Monday after Ghana released their preliminary roster, and on Tuesday, Portugal released their own pre-World Cup squad.

The Portugal squad is headlined by Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo as well as his teammate Pepe, Monaco’s João Moutinho, Manchester United’s Nani, and Fenerbahçe’s Raul Meireles. Portugal are led by head coach Paulo Bento.

Check it out below.

GOALKEEPERS: Anthony Lopes (Lyon), Beto (Sevilha), Eduardo (SC Braga), Rui Patrício (Sporting)

DEFENDERS: André Almeida (Benfica), Antunes (Málaga), Bruno Alves (Fenerbahçe), Fábio Coentrão (Real Madrid), João Pereira (Valência), Neto (Zenit), Pepe (Real Madrid), Ricardo Costa (Valência),  Rolando (Inter)

MIDFIELDERS: André Gomes (Benfica), João Mário (Vitória FC), João Moutinho (Mónaco), Miguel Veloso (Dynamo Kiev), Raul Meireles (Fenerbahçe), Rúben Amorim (Benfica), William Carvalho (Sporting)

FORWARDS:  Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Éder (SC Braga), Hélder Postiga (Lazio), Hugo Almeida (Besiktas), Ivan Cavaleiro (Benfica), Nani (Manchester United), Rafa (SC Braga), Ricardo Quaresma (FC Porto), Varela (FC Porto), Vieirinha (Wolfsburgo)