Former Sporting manager Paul Bento announced his Portugal squad to go to Euro 2012 next month. In it Bento included two Sporting players (and several ex-Sporting players).
Rui Patrício and João Pereira were selected meaning the likes of Daniel Carriço, André Martins and André Santos all miss out.
Elsewhere, Stijn Schaars features in Bert van Marwijk’s preliminary list of 36 players and Marat Izmailov made Russia coach Dick Advocaat’s preliminary list of 26. Izmailov has not featured in a major international tournament for his country since Euro 2004.