24 June 2018, 12h36
Florentino, Nuno Santos, Mesaque Dju, João Filipe and José Gomes are among a 25-man squad list that will be reduced 20 names.
PRELIMINARY SQUAD LIST
Arsenal: João Virginia
Benfica: Florentino, Nuno Santos, Mesaque Dju, João Filipe and José Gomes
Deportivo de la Coruña: Pedro Correia; Ricardo Benjamim
FC Porto: Diogo Costa, Diogo Leite and Diogo Queirós
Sion: Nuno Henrique
SC Braga: David Carmo, Francisco Moura e Trincão
Rio Ave: Diogo Teixeira; João Costa
Sporting: Elves Baldé; Thierry Correira and Miguel Luis
Lazio: Pedro Neto
Vitória de Guimarães: Romain Correia
West Ham: Domingos Quina
Wolverhampton: Rúben Vinagre
Free Agent: Rafael Leão.
Debutant Lucas Veríssimo and Everton called up to the Brazil national team
Brazil will face Ecuador and Paraguay in the next two round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Six benfiquistas representing their national teams
Rafa (Portugal), Vertonghen (Belgium), Seferovic (Switzerland), Odysseas (Greece), Taarabt (Morocco) and Gonçalo Ramos (Portugal U-21 de Portugal) are among the chosen players from their respective countries.
Vertonghen in Belgium's best XI of all time
In the best XI also are two former Benfica players, Michel Preud'homme and Axel Witsel.
Vertonghen and Odysseas: starters and wins in the Nations League
Belgium and Greece won their matches by 2-0.
"Darwin, an eagle that flies high in Uruguay and Portugal"
At the age of 21, Benfica's forward scored his first goal in official matches with the Uruguayan National team and deserved wide prominence in the press of his country.