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CR7 Leads Portugal's Confed Cup Squad, 2 Stars Snubbed

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been called up to Portugal's 24-man 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup squad, while two of their biggest Euro 2016 heroes were snubbed

.Click through the mini-gallery above to see which two stars were snubbed from Portugal's latest squad.

Portugal qualified for the tournament in Russia as winners of the 2016 UEFA European Championship, and have been drawn in Group A alongside hosts Russia, 2015 CONCACAF Cup winners Mexico and 2016 OFC Nations Cup champions New Zealand.

Unlike Germany coach Joachim Low, who is resting a large number of his best squad for the tournament, Fernando Santos has called up a strong squad for the showpiece in Russia.

Here is Portugal's squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Beto (Sporting Lisbon), Jose Sa (Porto), Rui Patricio (Sporting)

Defenders: Bruno Alves (Cagliari), Cedric (Southampton), Eliseu (Benfica), Jose Fonte (West Ham), Luis Neto (Zenit St Petersburg), Nelson Semedo (Benfica), Pepe (Real Madrid), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund)

Midfielders: Adrien Silva (Sporting Lisbon), Andre Gomes (Barcelona), Danilo Pereira (FC Porto), Joao Mario (Inter Milan), Joao Moutinho (Monaco), Pizzi (Benfica), William Carvalho (Sporting Lisbon)

Forwards: Andre Silva (FC Porto), Bernardo Silva (Monaco), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Gelson Martins (Sporting Lisbon), Nani (Valencia), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas)

Read: 14 Stars Snubbed For Germany's Confed Cup Squad

However, Santos did not select Euro final hero Eder, who scored the deciding extra-time goal against France, or Renato Sanches – the Euro 2016 Young Player of the Tournament has instead been selected for Portugal U21 UEFA European Championship squad.

What do you make of Portugal's Confed Cup squad? Have your say in the comments section below.


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