Ricardo Quaresma Included In Portugal Squad For Argentina Friendly

Posted by admin on Thursday, 3 February 2011

Besiktas winger Ricardo Quaresma has been included in the Portugal squad for the friendly against Argentina.
Portugal coach Paulo Bento has announced his 20-man squad for the upcoming international friendly against Argentina in Geneva.

The most remarkable name in the squad is Portimonense shot stopper Hugo Ventura. The 23-year-old has been in superb form this season and has now been rewarded for his good performances.

Besiktas attacker Ricardo Quaresma returns to the Portugal squad after missing out on the last few games for the Seleccao. Star players Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani and Raul Meireles all received call-ups as well.

Bento has decided to drop veteran striker Liedson from his squad following the attacker's return to Brazil. Real Madrid defender Pepe is still being plagued by injury and was left out as well.

The 41-year-old Bento has made a rather promising start to his career as Portugal coach with a friendly win over Spain and two victories in the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign.

Full Squad:

Goalkeepers: Eduardo (Genoa), Ventura (Portimonense), Rui Patricio (Sporting)

Defenders: Bruno Alves (Zenit), Fabio Coentrao (Benfica), Bosingwa (Chelsea), Joao Pereira (Sporting), Ricardo Carvalho (Real Madrid), Rolando (FC Porto)

Midfielders: Carlos Martins (Benfica), Joao Moutinho (FC Porto), Miguel Veloso (Genoa), Paulo Machado (Toulouse), Raul Meireles (Liverpool)

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Danny (Zenit), Helder Postiga (Sporting), Hugo Almeida (Besiktas), Nani (Manchester United), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas)