Nine Premier League Stars Named in Portugal Euro 2020 Squad – Sport Grill
Ruben Dias is making the headlines of nine Premier League players who have been named to Portugal’s Euro 2020 squad as they look to defend their title.
Dias has been called up after an impressive season for Manchester City in which he was crowned England Football Writers’ Player of the Year, along with teammates Joao Cancelo and Bernardo Silva also selected to the squad.
Wolves have selected four of their Portuguese players, with Rui Patricio being the first choice keeper, while Nelson Semedo has been called up to the defensive selection with Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho among the midfield options.
Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes has also been named to the squad after scoring 28 goals for his club this season in all competitions.
Liverpool’s Diogo Jota has also been called up after scoring 19 goals in aggregate for club and country this season in all competitions.
Portugal will play warm-up friendlies against Spain and Israel on June 4-9, 2021 before starting their Euro title defense in Group F, where they face Hungary in their opener. June 15.
The reigning champions will then meet Germany in a potentially crucial clash between France in their final Group F game, which coincidentally is a rematch of the Euro 2016 final.
Here is the Portuguese team of 26 players in full.
Goalie: Rui Patricio (Loups), Anthony Lopes (Lyon), Rui Silva (Granada)
Defense: Joao Cancelo (Manchester City), Nelson Semedo (Wolves), Jose Fonte (Lille), Pepe (Porto), Ruben Dias (Manchester City), Nuno Mendes (Sporting CP), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund), Danilo Pereira (PSG) ))
Midfielder: Joao Palhinha (Sporting CP), Ruben Neves (Wolves), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Joao Moutinho (Wolves), Renato Sanches (Lille), Sergio Oliveira (Porto), Williams Carvalho (Real Betis),
Before: Pedro Goncalves (Sporting CP), Andre Silva (Eintracht Frankfurt), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Diogo Jota (Liverpool), Goncalo Guedes (Valencia), Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid), Rafa (Benfica ))