Portugal omits Eder and Renato Sanches for June squad

Portugal, the reigning European champion, has a busy June with a friendly against Cyprus and World Cup qualifier against Latvia before it heads to Russia for the Confederations Cup.  Coach Fernando Santos did not include Eder, whose overtime goal decided the Euro 2016 final against France, and rising Bayern Munich star Renato Sanches, who will play with Portugal's U-21s.

Portugal Roster:
GOALKEEPERS: Rui Patricio (Sporting Lisbon), Beto (Sporting), Jose Sa (FC Porto).
DEFENDERS: Bruno Alves (Cagliari/ITA), Cedric Soares (Southampton), Eliseu (Benfica), Nelson Semedo (Benfica), Jose Fonte (West Ham United/ENG), Luis Neto (Zenit St. Petersburg/RUS), Pepe (Real Madrid/ESP), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund/GER).
MIDFIELDERS: Adrien Silva (Sporting), Andre Gomes (Barcelona/ESP), Danilo Pereira (FC Porto), Joao Mario (Inter Milan/ITA), Joao Moutinho (Monaco/FRA), Pizzi (Benfica), William Carvalho (Sporting Lisbon).
FORWARDS: Andre Silva (FC Porto), Bernardo Silva (Monaco/FRA), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/ESP), Gelson Martins (Sporting Lisbon), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas/TUR), Nani (Valencia/ESP).

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