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11:13 29-October-2016

Portugal's squad for European Qualifers

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Photo: Gilberto Duarte,

The Portuguese national coach Paulo Jorge Pereira has named 20 players for the upcoming European Qualifers.

Portugal must disregard the right back of HSG Wetzlar, Joao Ferraz, who has a serious shoulder injury, in the European Qualification matches against Germany away and Slovenia at home. Instead Paulo Jorge Pereira gives debute to Miguel Batista, Pedro Carvalho, André Gomes and Diogo Branquinho.

The Portuguese squad:

Ricardo Candeias (Pontault, France),
Alfredo Quintana (FC Porto)
Pedro Carvalho (FC Porto)

Left wings:
Fábio Vidrago (SL Benfica)
Diogo Branquinho (ABC UMinho Braga)

Left backs:
Gilberto Duarte (Orlen Wisla Plock, Poland)
Nuno Grilo (ABC UMinho Braga)
Alexandre Cavalcanti (SL Benfica)

Rui Silva (FC Porto)
Miguel Martins (FC Porto)
Tiago Pereira (SL Benfica)

Right backs:
André Gomes (ABC UMinho Braga)
Miguel Batista (Avanca)
Pedro Spínola (ABC UMinho Braga)
Jorge Silva (BM Granollers, Spain)

Right wings:
Pedro Portela (Sporting CP)
António Areia (FC Porto)

Line players: 
Hugo Rocha (ABC UMinho Braga)
Tiago Rocha (Orlen Wisla Plock, Poland)
Daymaro Solina (FC Porto)

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