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Football: Bento announces Portugal squad for WC qualifiers

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Portugal coach Paulo Bento announced a 23-player squad on Thursday to face Israel and Azerbaijan in World Cup qualifiers on March 22 and 26 respectively.

Goalkeepers: Rui Patricio (Sporting Lisbon), Beto (Sevilla/ESP), Eduardo (Istanbul BB/TUR)

Defenders: Joao Pereira (Valencia/ESP), Fabio Coentrao (Real Madrid/ESP), Silvio (Deportivo La Coruna/ESP), Bruno Alves (Zenit St-Petersburg/RUS), Pepe (Real Madrid/ESP), Luis Neto (Zenit St-Petersburg/RUS), Sereno (Valladolid/ESP).

Midfielders: Raul Meireles (Fenerbahçe/TUR), Miguel Veloso (Dynamo Kiev/UKR), Joao Moutinho (FC Porto), Custodio (Sporting Braga), Carlos Martins (Benfica), Paulo Machado (Olympiakos/GRE)

Strikers: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/ESP), Danny (Zenit St-Petersburg/RUS), Varela (FC Porto), Vieirinha (Wolfsburg/GER), Pizzi (Deportivo La Coruna/ESP), Helder Postiga (Real Zaragoza/ESP), Hugo Almeida (Besiktas/TUR)

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