10 November 2022, 17h31
At 5:30 pm this Thursday, November 10, at the Cidade do Futebol, Fernando Santos revealed the names of the 26 players chosen to wear the Portuguese jersey in the upcoming World Cup, the first organized during the winter season.
Under-21 international António Silva makes his debut in style in a senior national team coach's squad list, an award for his performance with the eagle on his chest in the 2022/23 season, in which, to date, he totals 1527 minutes in Benfica's first team ( with three goals scored).
Benfica's top scorer this season, Gonçalo Ramos was chosen to be part of the offensive options. In the 1379 minutes played in 2022/23, the Benfica number 88 scored 12 goals and made three assists. With 18 appearances for the U-21 national team, he is ready to play for the senior national team.
Another player in high rotation this season (with 1915 minutes played, nine goals scored and eight assists), João Mário completes the trio of Benfica players in the list of athletes chosen by Fernando Santos to face the 2022 World Cup. The midfielder of the eagles has 52 caps in his resume.
Goalkeepers: Diogo Costa, José Sá and Rui Patrício;
Defenders: Diogo Dalot, João Cancelo, Danilo Pereira, Pepe, Rúben Dias, António Silva, Nuno Mendes and Raphael Guerreiro;
Midfielders: João Palhinha, Rúben Neves, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, João Mário, Matheus Nunes, Otávio, Vitinha and William Carvalho;
Forwards: André Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonçalo Ramos, João Félix, Rafael Leão and Ricardo Horta.
Agenda: football and indoor sports
Collective strength fueled comeback
Double dose and work at the limits!
With a double session of work that the SL Benfica Professional Football Team returned after a 10-day hiatus... and at Benfica Campus the 7th of December 2022 was marked by intensity and delivery! Without the presence of those involved in the Qatar World Cup and Rodrigo Pinho, the latter due to tonsillitis, the eagles are focused on the return to official competitions. Before, there will be a friendly match against Sevilla, at Estádio Algarve. Here are some of the best photos of the day...
Return marked by intensity!
Benfica's first team returned to work this Wednesday, December 7, after a 10-day break. The team coached by Roger Schmidt carried out two training sessions at Benfica Campus and is now preparing to return to the official competition that takes place on December 17, in Moreira de Cónegos, where it will face Moreirense, on matchday 3 of group C of the League Cup. Before, on December 11, the reds have a friendly match against Sevilla, at Estádio Algarve. In addition to those involved in the World Cup that takes place in Qatar, Rodrigo Pinho was also absent with a tonsillitis. See all here...
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