Jota returns to the Portuguese squad, Ronaldo is also selected for the European qualifiers

2023-03-18 15:50

Jota returns to the Portuguese squad, Ronaldo is also selected for the European qualifiers

Portugal have recalled striker Diogo Jota to the squad after missing the World Cup through injury, while Cristiano Ronaldo was recalled on Friday by new coach Roberto Martinez for this month's Euro 2024 squad. Cup qualifiers.

Portugal host Liechtenstein on Thursday and visit Luxembourg for their first two games in Group J on March 26 .

Jota suffered a calf injury in October 's Premier League game with Liverpool and will be available for Portugal for the first time since September .

Ronaldo, 38 , was included in the squad after former Portugal coach Fernando Santos brought him on as a substitute in Qatar's final two World Cup games, a quarter-final knockout by Morocco.

" Cristiano Ronaldo is a very loyal player and a player like him brings experience and is very important for a team. I don't look at age, I don't look at anything else," Belgian Martinez told the news Said at the press conference. Friday.

Ronaldo , who moved to Al Nasr in Saudi Arabia after the World Cup , holds the record for the most goals scored in international football with 118 goals. So far, he has scored 8 goals in the Saudi top league, including two hat-tricks.

Defender Pepe, 40 , with 133 appearances, is also in Martinez's line-up, along with Union Berlin defender Diogolet, who could make his international debut.


Goalkeepers: Diogo Costa (Porto), Jose Sa (Wolves), Rui Patricio (Roma).

Defenders: Cancelo (Bayern Munich), Pepe (Porto), Dias (Manchester City), Silva (Benfica), Inacio (Sporting Lisbon), Wright (Union Berlin), Guerrero (Dortmund), Dalot (Manchester United), Danilo Pereira and Nuno Mendes (Paris Saint-Germain).

Midfielders: Bernardo Silva ( Manchester City), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), João Mario (Benfica), Otavio Monteiro (Porto), Vitinia (Paris Saint-Germain) ), João Parcinha (Fulham), Ruben Neves and Matthews Nunes (Wolves) .

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo ( Al Nasr ), Gonzalo Ramos (Benfica) , Joao Felix (Chelsea) , Rafael Leo ( AC Milan), Diogo Jo Tower (Liverpool)