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Portugal Names Olympic Squad Without Euro Champions

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Rui Jorge’s 17-man list includes seven players who took part in ’s Euro under-21 campaign last year

Portugal on Thursday omitted from their Rio Olympic football squad each of the six pre-listed players who took part in the national team’s European 2016 triumph.

The players left out were Renato Sanchez, Raphael Guerreiro, Andre Gomes, Joao Mario, William Carvalho and Rafa Silva.

The squad was named just four days after Portugal defeated hosts on penalties to clinch their first ever major title. Euro-2016-Final-Portugal-v-France Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and team mates celebrate after winning the Euro 2016

Rui Jorge’s 17-man list includes seven players who took part in Portugal’s Euro under-21 campaign last year, in which they finished runners up.portugal wins euro 2016, renato sanchez jumps on his teammates

Among them are ’s Bruno Varela and ’s Tiago Ilori.

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The three over-23 players are Porto’s Sergio Oliveira, CD Nacional’s Salvador Agra and Sporting Lisbon’s Andre Martins.

epa05420549 Portugal players arrive with the UEFA Euro 2016 trophy to Humberto Delgado airport in Lisbon, Portugal, 11 July 2016. The Portugal national soccer team on 10 July 2016 had won the UEFA Euro 2016 final against France by 1-0 to win the title for first time. EPA/MARIO CRUZ

epa05420549 Portugal players arrive with the UEFA Euro 2016 trophy to Humberto Delgado airport in Lisbon, Portugal, 11 July 2016. The Portugal national soccer team on 10 July 2016 had won the UEFA Euro 2016 final against France by 1-0 to win the title for first time. EPA/MARIO CRUZ

Portugal will play their first match of the Rio Games against Argentina at Rio’s Engenhao stadium on August 4.


Portugal squad For RIO OLYMPICS

Goalkeepers: Bruno Varela (Vitoria FC), Joel Pereira (Manchester United FC)
Defenders: Edgar Ie (Villarreal CF), Ricardo Esgaio (Sporting), Tiago Ilori (Liverpool FC), Tobias Figueiredo (CD Nacional)
Midfielders: Andre Martins (Sporting), Bruno Fernandes (Udinese Calcio), Fabio Sturgeon (Belenenses), Francisco Ramos (GD Chaves), Sergio Oliveira (FC Porto), Tiago Silva (CD Feirense), Tomas Podstawski (FC Porto)
Forwards: Carlos Mane (Sporting), Goncalo Paciencia (FC Porto), Nuno Santos (Vitoria FC), Salvador Agra (CD Nacional).
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