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The 42-year-old coach has named a squad with some surprises as the Euro 2004 runners-up prepare for this summer's showpiece event in the 'group of death'

Besiktas midfielder Manuel Fernandes has been left out of Paulo Bento's 23-man Portugal squad for Euro 2012.

The 26-year-old's omission is the biggest shock to come from the announcement, after he enjoyed an impressive season with the Turkish club.

Somewhat surprise inclusions come in the form of Sporting de Braga duo Miguel Lopes and Custodio, while Benfica striker Nelson Oliveira also features on the list after making his debut for the national team in February's friendly against Poland.    
 
Portugal have been drawn in the so-called 'group of death' along with Germany, Netherlands and Denmark.

Before the Seleccao travel to their Euro training camp in the Polish town of Opalenica, they will play two friendly matches on home soil, against Macedonia and Turkey.

Portugal's squad in full:

Name Club
Goalkeepers:  
Rui Patricio Sporting Lisbon
Eduardo Benfica
Beto Cluj
Defenders:  
Joao Pereira Sporting Lisbon
Fabio Coentrao Real Madrid
Bruno Alves Zenit St Petersburg
Rolando Porto
Ricardo Costa Valencia
Pepe Real Madrid
Miguel Lopes Sporting Braga
Midfielders:  
Raul Meireles Chelsea
Miguel Veloso Genoa
Joao Moutinho Porto
Ruben Micael Zaragoza
Hugo Viana Sporting Braga
Custodio Sporting Braga
Attackers  
Nani Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid
Hugo Almeida Besiktas
Ricardo Quaresma Besiktas
Silvestre Varela Porto
Helder Postiga Zaragoza
Nelson Oliveira Benfica

 

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