As expected the name of Inter’s Mario Joao is present in the squad chosen by the Portuguese National coach Fernando Santos for the matches valid for qualification to the next World Cup in Russia, against Hungary and Sweden. Below is the full list of the squad:
Goalkeepers: Rui Patrício (Sporting), Anthony Lopes (Lyon), Marafona (Sporting Braga);
Defenders: Nelson Semedo (Benfica), João Cancelo (Valencia), Bruno Alves (Cagliari), Luís Neto (Zenit), Jose Fonte (Southampton), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund), Pepe (Real Madrid), Eliseu (Benfica), Cédric (Southampton);
Midfielders: William Carvalho (Sporting), Danilo Pereira (Porto), Pizzi (Benfica), Renato Sanches (Bayern Munique, João Mário (Inter), André Gomes (FC Barcelona) and João Moutinho (Monaco);
Forwards: Bernardo Silva (Mónaco), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas), Gelson Martins (Sporting), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Éder (Lille) and André Silva (Porto).