World Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo highlights list of 30 players on Portugal preliminary World Cup roster

Cristiano Ronaldo and 29 other guys.

That's the Portugal World Cup preliminary squad announced by manager Paulo Bento on Tuesday -- the FIFA deadline for submitting 30 names that will need to be cut to 23 by June 2.

But Bento will not be waiting until June 2 to do it. According to the Portuguese federation web site, he'll name his 23 in less than a week, on May 19.

Portugal is one of three Group G opponents that the US national team will face in Brazil. After opening against Germany on June 16 in Salvador, Cristiano & Co. take on the USA in Manaus on June 22 before closing out against Ghana on June 26.

In addition to Ronaldo, some of the other big names include Real Madrid's notorious center back Pepe, Lazio's Hélder Postiga and tricky Manchester United winger Nani.


Anthony Lopes (Lyon - France / 23yrs)
Beto (Sevilla - Spain / 32yrs)
Eduardo (SC Braga - Portugal / 31yrs)
Rui Patrício (Sporting Lisbon - Portugal / 26yrs)


André Almeida (Benfica - Portugal / 23yrs)
Vitorino Antunes (Málaga - Spain / 27yrs)
Bruno Alves (Fenerbahce - Turkey / 32yrs)
Fábio Coentrão (Real Madrid - Spain / 26yrs)
João Pereira (Valencia - Spain / 30yrs)
Luis Neto (Zenit St. Petersburg - Russia / 25yrs)
Pepe (Real Madrid - Spain / 31yrs)
Ricardo Costa (Valencia - Spain / 33yrs)
Rolando (Inter Milan - Italy / 28yrs)


André Gomes (Benfica - Portugal / 20yrs)
João Mário (Vitória FC - Portugal / 21yrs)
João Moutinho (Mónaco - France / 27yrs)
Miguel Veloso (Dynamo Kiev - Ukraine / 28yrs)
Raul Meireles (Fenerbahce - Turkey / 31yrs)
Rúben Amorim (Benfica - Portugal / 29yrs)
William Carvalho (Sporting Lisbon - Portugal / 22yrs)


Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid - Spain / 29yrs)
Éder (SC Braga - Portugal / 26yrs)
Hélder Postiga (Lazio - Italy / 31yrs)
Hugo Almeida (Besiktas - Turkey / 29yrs)
Ivan Cavaleiro (Benfica - Portugal / 20yrs)
Nani (Manchester United - England / 27yrs)
Rafa (SC Braga - Portugal / 20yrs)
Ricardo Quaresma (FC Porto - Portugal / 30yrs)
Silvestre Varela (FC Porto - Portugal / 29yrs)
Vieirinha (Wolfsburg - Germany / 28yrs)

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