Cristiano Ronaldo to lead defending champions, Portugal to Euro 2020

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Cristiano Ronaldo will lead the attack for defending European champions, Portugal, after coach Fernando Santos unveiled his Euro 2020 squad.

The Juventus striker, who added the Italian Cup to his collection this week Juventus, will be playing in his fifth straight European Championship.

The 36-year-old is six goals away from equalling the men’s international record for goals scored, with former Iran striker Ali Daei scoring 109 as the only other player to pass the century mark in men’s international football.

Cristiano Ronaldo leads defending champions, Portugal

Ronaldo is joined by Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva, Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes, Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix, and Liverpool striker Diogo Jota in their frontline for the tournament starting on June 11.

Portugal is in Group F along with world champion France, Germany, and Hungary and will play its last warm-up games against Spain on June 4 and Israel on June 9.

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Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes (Olympique Lyon), Rui Patricio (Wolves), Rui Silva (Granada).

Defenders: Joao Cancelo (Manchester City), Nelson Semedo (Wolves), Jose Fonte (Lille), Pepe (Porto), Ruben Dias (Manchester City), Nuno Mendes (Sporting), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund).

Midfielders: Danilo Pereira (Paris St Germain), Joao Palhinha (Sporting), Ruben Neves (Wolves), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Joao Moutinho (Wolves), Renato Sanches (Lille), Sergio Oliveira (Porto), William Carvalho (Real Betis).

Forwards: Pedro Goncalves (Sporting), Andre Silva (Eintracht Frankfurt), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Diogo Jota (Liverpool), Goncalo Guedes (Valencia), Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid), Rafa Silva (Benfica). 

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