May 14th, 2014

GOD IN GK GLOVES

Paulo Bento announces preliminary Portugal WC squad

Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes (Olympique Lyon), Beto (Sevilla), Eduardo (Braga), Rui Patrício (Sporting)

Defenders: Andre Almeida (Benfica), Antunes (Malaga), Bruno Alves (Fenerbahce), Fabio Coentreo (Real Madrid), Joao Pereira (Valencia), Neto (Zenit St Petersburg), Pepe (Real Madrid), Ricardo Costa (Valencia), Rolando (Inter Milan)

Midfielders: Andre Gomes (Benfica), Joao Mario (Vitoria Setubal), Joao Moutinho (Monaco), Miguel Veloso (Dynamo Kiev), Raul Meireles (Fenerbahce), Ruben Amorim (Benfica), William Carvalho (Sporting)

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Eder (Braga), Helder Postiga* (Lazio), Hugo Almeida (Besiktas), Ivan Cavaleiro (Benfica), Nani* (Manchester United), Rafa (Braga), Ricardo Quaresma (Porto), Varela (Porto), Vieirinha (VfL Wolfsburg)

* Depending on their recovery from injuries.

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So, this is... interesting. I'm not sure in which world calling Andre Almeida and Andre Gomes and then leaving out Cedric and Adrien makes sense but hey--it's only the World Cup, it's not like it's important or anything. And then Cavaleiro? And João Mario?

I guess we can safely say that I am not going to be drunk enough for this.