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2017 Confederations Cup - Portugal squad, fixtures

Portugal - Confederations Cup 2017 squad and fixtures

June 14, 2017 By Ali M.
Ahead of the 2017 Confederations Cup, takes a look at Portugal's squad and who they will be facing in the group stages.

In 2016, Portugal beat France in Paris to clinch the European Championship despite being on the brink of a group stage exit. Cristiano and Co. put an end to the nation’s long wait for silverware.

Prior to that, their biggest success was reaching the Euro 2004 final – and losing. Since then, Selecção das Quinas have been soaring.

Due to their Euro 2016 success, Fernando Santos’ side takes their spot in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup – due to kick-off on Saturday, June 17th. Here is what is in store for Portugal

Portugal’s Confederations Cup record

As mentioned before, Euro 2016 is Portugal’s first major silverware. As a result, this will be there first appearance in this competition. They kick start their campaign against Mexico on Sunday before facing Russia followed by New Zealand.

Portugal’s current form

Portugal heads into this competition fresh off a 3-0 win over Latvia in the World Cup qualifiers. They have been in good form in 2017, losing only to Sweden in a friendly (P4, W3).

Portugal’s 2017 Confederations Cup roster

Goalkeepers: Beto (Sporting CP), Jose Sa (Porto), Rui Patricio (Sporting)

Defenders: Bruno Alves (Cagliari), Cedric (Southampton), Eliseu (Benfica), Jose Fonte (West Ham), Luis Neto (Zenit), Nelson Semedo (Benfica), Pepe (Real Madrid), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund)

Midfielders: Adrien Silva (Sporting CP), Andre Gomes (Barcelona), Danilo Pereira (Porto), Joao Mario (Inter), Joao Moutinho (Monaco), Pizzi (Benfica) and William Carvalho (Sporting CP)

Forwards: Andre Silva (AC Milan), Bernardo Silva (Man City), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Gelson Martins (Sporting), Nani (Valencia) and Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas)

The man on the tactician’s bench 

Fernando Santos was named manager of Portugal on 23 September 2014. He took over the national side after their poor World Cup campaign in Brazil. Since then, he led them to their first major silverware – Euro 2016 – and has won 65.71% of his games (P35, W23, D4, L8).

Fernando Santos, Portugal, Euro 2016

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