Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Portugal coach: No worries for Cristiano Ronaldo
by Paul Kennedy, May 13th, 2014 3:49PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  portugal, world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

[WORLD CUP 2014] Portugal coach Paulo Bento eased the minds of Portuguese fans when he said he expected star Cristiano Ronaldo, the headliner in his 30-player squad for the World Cup, to be ready for Brazil.

“At the moment, we just need to see how things go and see what state he'll arrive in," Bento said. "Then we'll do the best we can to manage his condition."

World Cup 2014 Squads:
Group A: Brazil (23) | Cameroon (28) | Croatia | Mexico (23)
Group B: Australia | Chile (30) | Netherlands (30) | Spain (30)
Group C:
Colombia (30) | Greece | Ivory Coast (28) | Japan (23)
Group D
: Costa Rica (26) | England (23) | Italy (30) | Uruguay (25)
Group E:
Ecuador | France (23) | Honduras (23) | Switzerland (23)
Group F: Argentina | Bosnia-Herzegovina (24) | Iran (28) | Nigeria (30)
Group G: Germany (30) | Ghana (26) | Portugal (30) | USA (30)
Group H: Algeria (30) | Belgium (24) | Russia (30) | South Korea (23)

Ronaldo has been bothered by various injuries and limped off the field in Real Madrid's 1-1 draw at Real Valladolid. He didn't play last weekend and isn't expected to play in La Liga final match. Real Madrid is working on getting him ready for the UEFA Champions League final against Atletico Madrid on May 24.

Portugal will open training camp May 21 and later move to the national team base at Praia d’El Rey before finishing up its pre-World Cup preparations at the New Jersey Jets' facility in Florham Park, N.J. It will face Mexico June 6 at Gillette Stadium and Ireland June 10 at MetLife Stadium.
 
Portugal opens Group G play against Germany June 16 in Salvador in a repeat of their Euro 2012 opener.

Portugal Roster (30 Players):
Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes (Lyon/FRA), Beto (Sevilla/SPA), Eduardo (Braga), Rui Patricio (Sporting).
Defenders: Andre Almeida (Benfica), Antunes (Malaga/SPA), Bruno Alves (Fenerbahce/TUR), Fabio Coentrao (Real Madrid/SPA), Joao Pereira (Valence/SPA), Neto (Zenit St. Petersburg/RUS), Pepe (Real Madrid/SPA), Ricardo Costa (Valencia/SPA), Rolando (Inter Milan/ITA).
Midfielders: Andre Gomes (Benfica), Joao Mario (Vitoria), Joao Moutinho (Monaco/FRA), Miguel Veloso (Dinamo Kiev/UKR), Raul Meireles (Fenerbahce/TUR), Ruben Amorim (Benfica), William Carvalho (Sporting).
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/SPA), Eder (Braga), Helder Postiga (Lazio/ITA), Hugo Almeida (Besiktas/TUR), Ivan Cavaleiro (Benfica), Nani (Man. United/ENG), Rafa (Braga), Ricardo Quaresma (Porto), Varela (Porto), Vieirinha (Wolfsburg/GER).


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Where to Watch European Soccer    
The new European club season has started up. Here are places Soccer America readers recommend where ...
Seattle Reign dominates NWSL Best XI selections    
[AWARDS] The regular-season champion Seattle Reign FC leads all teams with four players on the 2014 ...
U.S. under-20 men's national team roster    
[BUENOS AIRES CAMP] U.S. under-20 men's national team head coach Tab Ramos named a 19-player roster ...
U.S. women's national team roster    
[SALT LAKE CITY CAMP] Jill Ellis will get her first extended look at her current U.S. ...
USA-Honduras match set for Boca Raton    
[DATEBOOK] The USA will face Honduras on Oct. 14 in Boca Raton, Florida. The Catrachos will ...
What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann    
"We have watched Jordan through our youth national teams and in the Development Academy for the ...
Possible Jones debut and RFK rumble on tap    
[MLS: Three Games to Watch] The possible debut of USA midfielder Jermaine Jones in a New ...
Brooks headed back to Bayern Munich    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Portland Thorns FC today announced that the club has loaned midfielder Amber Brooks is ...
Concacaf Champions League scoreboard    
[WEEK 3: Wednesday] Wins by Waterhouse, Alajuelense and Olimpia on Thursday gave all three clubs in ...
Slim pickings for Klinsmann in Europe these days    
[USA MEN] In a game that is designed to be a test for his European-based players, ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives