Two new faces in Portugal squad

Portugal coach Paulo Bento today called up two new faces to his maiden 23-man squad to play UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers against Denmark on October 8 and Iceland four days later.

The successor to Carlos Queiroz has drafted in Toulouse midfielder Paulo Machado and Sporting right back Joao Pereira.

Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo, back after missing Portugal's previous Group H games because of injury, will captain the team.


Portugal squad:

Goalkeepers: Eduardo (Genoa/ITA), Beto (FC Porto), Rui Patricio (Sporting)

Defenders: Rolando (FC Porto), Ricardo Carvalho (Real Madrid/ESP), Bruno Alves (Zenit St Petersburg/RUS), Joao Pereira (Sporting), Silvio (Sporting Braga) et Fabio Coentrao (Benfica)

Midfielders: Miguel Veloso (Genoa/ITA), Pepe (Real Madrid/ESP), Joao Moutinho (FC Porto), Carlos Martins (Benfica), Raul Meireles (Liverpool/ENG), Tiago (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Paulo Machado (Toulouse/FRA)

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/ESP), Varela (FC Porto), Danny (Zenit St Petersburg/RUS), Liedson (Sporting), Nani (Manchester United/ENG), Helder Postiga (Sporting), Hugo Almeida (Werder Bremen/GER)