Cristiano Ronaldo-Led Portugal Aim to Make Their Mark in Euro 2016

Updated: 01 June 2016 13:23 IST

Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Portugal's Euro 2016 friendly against England, but will join the squad for their opening match of the tournament against Iceland on June 14

Cristiano Ronaldo-Led Portugal Aim to Make Their Mark in Euro 2016
Ronaldo will miss Portugal's friendly against England at Wembley on Thursday © AFP

Lisbon:

Any sliver of a doubt over whether Cristiano Ronaldo would lead Portugal into the Euro 2016 was erased on Tuesday when he was named in their 23-man squad for the finals.

The 31-year-old forward, who scored the decisive penalty as Real Madrid won their 11th European Cup last weekend, will skip Portugal's friendly against England at Wembley on Thursday.

Ronaldo is merely recharging his batteries on holiday in Ibiza after a long season, however, and will join up with the squad in plenty of time for their opening fixture against Iceland on June 14 in Saint Etienne.

Coach Fernando Santos, whose team will also meet Hungary and Austria in Group F, was able to confirm the squad he announced on May 17.

Portugal's squad for Euro 2016:

Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes (Olympique Lyon), Eduardo (Dinamo Zagreb), Rui Patricio (Sporting)

Defenders: Bruno Alves (Fenerbahce), Cedric (Southampton), Jose Fonte (Southampton), Eliseu (Benfica), Pepe (Real Madrid), Raphael Guerreiro (Lorient), Ricardo Carvalho (Monaco), Vieirinha (VfL Wolfsburg).

Midfielders: Adrien Silva (Sporting), Joao Mario (Sporting), William Carvalho (Sporting), Andre Gomes (Valencia), Danilo Pereira (Porto), Renato Sanches (Benfica), Joao Moutinho (Monaco)

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Eder (Lille), Nani (Fenerbahce), Rafa (Braga), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas)

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Topics : Euro 2016 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Football
Highlights
  • Cristiano Ronaldo will lead Portugal in the Euro 2016
  • Ronaldo will miss Portugal's friendly match against England on Thursday
  • Portugal have never won the tournament, but were the finalists in 2004
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