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Portugal Team for Euro 2021: A Perfect Blend of Rising Stars and Seasoned Legends

With the Euros on the horizon, Portugal coach Fernando Santos released the team list which would be looking to defend their Euro Championship crown at Euro 2021. 

As one would expect, the Juventus talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo would be joining the Portugal team for the Euro 2021 along with Manchester United star, Bruno Fernandes and the Manchester City midfielder, Bernando Silva.

The recent LaLiga winner, Joao Felix will also make his way into the attack for the team. Portugal has called up Frankfurt’s Andre Silva into their squad, who has been one of the most overlooked strikers this season. Liverpool’s Diogo Jota will complete this phenomenal attack for the Portugal team at the Euro 2021. 

Portugal’s defense is no less than its attack. Manchester City’s Ruben Dias, who has arguably been the best defender in the English League last season, will join the defense along with seasoned Portuguese defender, Pepe

The Portugal national team is a perfect blend of young stars and experienced legends, giving the team a good balance going into the Euros this summer. 

Portugal’s Group F is considered the group of death as it contains France, Germany, and Hungary.  

Manager Profile

Fernando Santos
Fernando Santos looks forward to another Euro Championship glory this summer. Image Credits: fourfourtwo.com

The head coach of Portugal's national team, Fernando Santos is as experienced as they come. Fernando Santos has won multiple championships with his former clubs FC Porto and AEK Athens before he started coaching Portugal. 

Santos lead the Portugal squad to its first-ever major title as they would win the previous edition of Euro, which happened back in 2016, and also the UEFA Nations League with Portugal back in 2019. 

Key Players from the Portugal Team for Euro 2021

Cristiano Ronaldo 

Cristiano Ronaldo for Portugal
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How could this list be complete without mentioning one of the best players of all time? Playing in his 5th Euro Championships this summer in the Euro 2021, at the age of 36, Ronaldo is still a goal threat for any defense. 

Ruben Dias

Ruben Dias Portugal
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Only a few have had a first-season success in the Premier League as much as Ruben Dias. He led Manchester City to a Premier League victory and a run into the Champions League finals. Dias will be a key member of the team in organizing the Portugal backline in Euro 2021.

Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes for Portugal
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From the midfield position, Bruno Fernandes is the most lethal scorer in the world. He has had a successful individual season at Manchester United scoring 27 goals from midfield. Bruno Fernandes will be key creative force for the Portugal team ahead of their Euro 2021 campaign.

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