Micael given debut chance by Bento

Updated: 19 March 2011 09:43 IST

Portugal coach Paulo Bento has given FC Porto midfielder Ruben Micael another chance to make his debut for the national side after naming a 23-man squad for upcoming friendlies against Chile and Finland.

Lisbon:

Portugal coach Paulo Bento has given FC Porto midfielder Ruben Micael another chance to make his debut for the national side after naming a 23-man squad for upcoming friendlies against Chile and Finland.

Micael, 24, has been selected for the squad once before but has yet to play for the national side.

Portugal, who sit second in group H of qualifying for Euro 2012 two points behind leaders Norway, face Chile on March 26 and Finland on March 29.

Squad

Goalkeepers: Eduardo (Genoa/ITA), Ventura (Portimonense), Rui Patricio (Sporting Lisbon)

Defenders:
Bruno Alves (Zenith Saint-Petersburg/RUS), Fabio Coentrao (Benfica), Joao Pereira (Sporting Lisbon), Pepe (Real Madrid/ESP), Ricardo Carvalho (Real Madrid/ESP), Rolando (FC Porto), Silvio (Sporting Braga)

Midfielders: Carlos Martins (Benfica), Joao Moutinho (FC Porto), Miguel Veloso (Genoa/ITA), Paulo Machado (Toulouse/FRA), Raul Meireles (Liverpool/ENG), Ruben Micael (FC Porto)

Strikers: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/ESP), Danny (Zenith Saint-Petersburg/RUS), Helder Postiga (Sporting Lisbon), Hugo Almeida (Besiktas/TUR), Nani (Manchester United/ENG), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas/TUR), Varela (FC Porto).

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