Lisbon - Portugal coach Paulo Bento announced the list of players who will he engage in the European Cup this year. Two of the 23 players selected were not previously defended A Seleccao.
Both players are Miguel Lopes (defender) and Custodio (midfielder), from the club SC Braga. They get a "reward" this glittering appearance thanks to help his team finish third in the domestic league.
"Custodio Lopez and performed very well for his club during the second half of the season," said Bento in his press conference in Lisbon on Monday (5/14/2012).
"Custodio has different characteristics with other midfield-midfield. Lopes strong in defense and attack, and can play in two wings."
Portugal will start with the Euro against Germany on June 9, before the duel against Denmark and the Netherlands in Group B. Prior to the Poland-Ukraine they will berujicoba against the Republic of Macedonian on May 26 and Turkey on June 2.
"We'll go as far as we can. It is not without reason that we say that future European champions will be found from our group," said Bento quoted from the official website of the tournament.
Goalkeepers: Rui Patricio (Sporting), Eduardo (Benfica), Beto (Cluj)
Defender: Joao Pereira (Sporting), Bruno Alves (Zenit St Petersburg), Fabio Coentrao (Real Madrid), Pepe (Real Madrid), Ricardo Costa (Valencia), Rolando (Porto), Miguel Lopes (Braga)
Midfielder: Carlos Martins (Granada), Joao Moutinho (Porto), Miguel Veloso (Genoa), Raul Meireles (Chelsea), Ruben Micael (Zaragoza), Custodio (Braga)
Forward: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Hugo Almeida (Besiktas), Helder Postiga (Zaragoza), Nani (Manchester United), Nelson Oliveira (Benfica), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas), Silvestre Varela (Porto
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