The FPF awkwardly decided to announce former Sporting man Paulo Bento’s upcoming Portugal squad for the Euro 2012 qualifying game against Cyprus at the same time as the Europa League draw. Here’s the full list, with Sporting players in bold:
Goalkeepers: Eduardo, Quim, Rui Patrício
Defenders: Bruno Alves, Fábio Coentrão, Rolando, João Pereira, Pepe, Ricardo Carvalho, Sílvio, Eliseu
Midfielders: André Santos, João Moutinho, Raul Meireles, Rúben Micael, Miguel Veloso, Paulo Machado
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Danny, Hélder Postiga, Hugo Almeida, Nani, Silvestre Varela
Rui Jorge, former team mate of Bento at Sporting, also announced his U21 squad for their games against Moldova and France. Included in that squad is Cédric Soares (currently out on loan at Académica), Diogo Rosado (on loan at Feirense), Wilson Eduardo (on loan at Olhanense), Pedro Mendes (currently on loan at Real Madrid Castilla, although likely to stay) and André Martins.