Santos announces Portugal squad for Serbia qualifier

Santos announces Portugal squad for Serbia qualifier

Portugal coach Fernando Santos had the luxury of recalling Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao on Thursday as part of his 24-player squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Serbia on March 29. 

Coentrao, who returns from injury, makes his return while Real teammate Cristiano Ronaldo leads a strong team that also includes returning quartet Hugo Almeida, Antunes, Eliseu and Ventura. 

Portugal are currently second in Group I in Euro qualifying with six points, one behind leaders Denmark but with a game in hand, while Serbia have just one point from three matches. 

Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes (Lyon/FRA), Rui Patricio (Sporting Lisbon), Ventura (Belenenses)

Defenders: Antunes (Dynamo Kiev/UKR), Jose Bosingwa (Trabzonspor/TUR), Bruno Alves (Fenerbahce/TUR), Cédric (Sporting Lisbon), Eliseu (Benfica), Fabio Coentrao (Real Madrid/ESP), Pepe (Real Madrid/ESP), Jose Fonte (Southampton/ENG), Ricardo Carvalho (Monaco/FRA)

Midfielders: André Gomes (Valencia/ESP), Joao Mario (Sporting Lisbon), William Carvalho (Sporting Lisbon), Joao Moutinho (Monaco/FRA), Tiago (Atletico Madrid/ESP)

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/ESP), Danny (Zenit St Petersburg/RUS), Eder (Braga/POR), Hugo Almeida (Kouban Krasnodar/RUS), Nani (Sporting Lisbon), Ricardo Quaresma (Porto), Vieirinha (Wolfsburg/GER)

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