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.
[espl_note note_color=”#4a1f34″ text_color=”#e2d2d2″]The players left out were Renato Sanchez, Raphael Guerreiro, Andre Gomes, Joao Mario, William Carvalho and Rafa Silva.[/espl_note]
The squad was named just four days after Portugal defeated hosts France on penalties to clinch their first ever major title.
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.
Among them are Manchester United’s Bruno Varela and LIverpool’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.
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
[espl_note note_color=”#243a59″ text_color=”#e2d2d2″]Goalkeepers: Bruno Varela (Vitoria FC), Joel Pereira (Manchester United FC)[/espl_note]
[espl_note note_color=”#243259″ text_color=”#e2d2d2″]Defenders: Edgar Ie (Villarreal CF), Ricardo Esgaio (Sporting), Tiago Ilori (Liverpool FC), Tobias Figueiredo (CD Nacional)[/espl_note]
[espl_note note_color=”#243259″ text_color=”#e2d2d2″]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)[/espl_note]
[espl_note note_color=”#243259″ text_color=”#e2d2d2″]Forwards: Carlos Mane (Sporting), Goncalo Paciencia (FC Porto), Nuno Santos (Vitoria FC), Salvador Agra (CD Nacional).[/espl_note]