The surprise omission was Inter Milan's Maniche, who played in the Euro 2004 and World Cup 2006 finals and was a regular starter in Euro '08 qualifying.
"The expectations are the same as in 2004," Scolari said. "We have great quality to clinch the qualification in the first phase. I have total belief in this squad."
Training camp opened Monday in Viseu.
Four Portuguese players will be unavailable until next next week's UEFA Champions League final: Ricardo Carvalho and Paulo Ferreira of Chelsea, and the Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani.
Goalkeepers: Ricardo Pereira (Real Betis, Spain), Quim Silva (Benfica), Rui Patricio (Sporting)
Defenders: Miguel Monteiro (Valencia, Spain), Jose Bosingwa (Porto), Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea, England), Ricardo Carvalho (Chelsea, England), Fernando Meira (VfB Stuttgart, Germany), Bruno Alves (Porto), Pepe (Real Madrid), Jorge Ribeiro (Boavista).
Midfielders: Raul Meireles (Porto), Joao Moutinho (Sporting), Deco (Barcelona, Spain), Armando Petit (Benfica), Miguel Veloso (Sporting)
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, England), Simao Sabrosa (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Ricardo Quaresma (Porto), Nuno Gomes (Benfica), Hugo Almeida (Werder Bremen, Germany), Nani (Manchester United, England), Helder Postiga (Panathinaikos, Greece).