Fuck Yeah Portugal National Team

Força Portugal!

“The information that our medical department has is that Cristiano Ronaldo is not fit to compete and because of this, we chose not to call him up.”

—   Paulo Bento on leaving Ronaldo off the squad list

Call-ups for the Euro qualifier against Albania

Goalkeepers - Eduardo (D. Zagreb), Rui Patrício (Sporting), Anthony Lopes (Lyon)

Defenders - João Pereira, Rúben Vezo (Valência), André Almeida (Benfica), Fábio Coentrão, Pepe (Real Madrid), Antunes (Málaga), Ricardo Costa (Al-Sailiya), Neto (Zenit)

Midfielders - William Carvalho, Adrien Silva (Sporting), Miguel Veloso (D. Kiev), Raul Meireles (Fenerbahçe), João Moutinho (Mónaco), André Gomes (Valência), Pedro Tiba (SC Braga)

Forwards - Nani (Sporting), Vieirinha (Wolfsburgo), Bruma (Galatasaray), Éder (SC Braga), Ivan Cavaleiro (Corunha), Ricardo Horta (Málaga)

Gonçalo Paciência and Ricardo Quaresma also “pre-selected” for the match against Albania

Call ups to be announced August 29th

Ruben Amorim tore the ligaments in his right knee yesterday and will require surgery. He’s expected to be out for 6 months.

Anónimo disse: what's the story behind your portugal tattoo?

I love the team so I got a tattoo of the crest. Should there be more of a story? 

Players “pre-selected” for the Euro qualifier against Albania

Benfica: Rúben Amorim, André Almeida, Tiago Bebé, Rui Fonte

Braga: Pedro Tiba, Salvador Agra, Rúben Micael, Éder, Rafa

Paços de Ferreira: Sérgio Oliveira

Nacional: Miguel Rodrigues

Sevilla: Diogo Figueiras, Daniel Carriço

Anónimo disse: I just watched the replay of Portugal- Ghana and I was wondering if you knew why Beto was upset when he got substituted. I don't have an English or Portuguese stream so I can't tell what the commentator was saying. Was he in pain or was he upset about the campaign?

It was the last sub remaining and he didn’t want it wasted on him if it could be used in some other way to help the team. He said later that he hadn’t been thinking clearly at the time, that the frustration of the situation had gotten to him and that it was the correct decision to take him off.