Ronaldo called up for final World Cup 2018 qualifiers

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Ronaldo celebrates goal for his national team

The Federation of Portuguese Football announced the 25-man squad for their upcoming crucial World Cup 2018 qualifying games.

The final group matches in the European category of the World Cup qualification are set to be played in October as national teams aim to secure places in the final draw. Cristiano’s Portuguese national team named their squad for their last two games in Group B on Thursday.

The list is unchanged from the previous call-up as Portugal fans anticipate a smooth sail to Russia 2018.

FULL LIST OF PORTUGAL’S 25-MAN SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS
Rui Patrício
Beto
Anthony Lopes

DEFENDERS
Nélson Semedo
Cedric Soares
Pepe
Eliseu
Bruno Alves
Jose Fonte
Antunes
Luis Neto

MIDFIELDERS
Danilo Pereira
William Carvalho
João Moutinho
João Mario
Andre Gomes
Renato sanches
Bruno Fernandes

FORWARDS
Cristiano Ronaldo
Ricardo Quaresma
Gelson Martins
Andre Silva
Bernardo Silva
Gonçalo Guedes
Eder

The Andorra vs Portugal match will kick-off at 18:45 GMT on October 7 at the Estadi Nacional. The Group B fifth-placed side will aim to frustrate their opponents in a bid to redeem their pride in European football after netting just two goals in the competition. Portugal will brace themselves up for a crunch tie with La Nati on October 10 in Lisbon at 18:45GMT. The Selecçao das Quinas are three points adrift the world’s seventh-placed team, Switzerland.

In order to secure automatic qualification to the World Cup finals, the European champions  must ensure victory in both encounters. The Swiss side will prove a tough test for the 2004 EURO finalists as they were defeated in their previous meeting.

The Selecçao will face a strong second-placed playoff draw should they fail to progress automatically. Currently, European giants like Italy, Sweden and Wales have all failed to top their respective groups.

The UEFA Best Player will prove a pure inspiration for his side as he leads the top scorer chart with 14 goals in seven matches played.

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