Ronaldo leads Portugal in Euro 2024… and a major surprise on England’s list

Announcements continue about the lists of teams participating in Euro 2024, and on Tuesday, the teams of Portugal and England announced their lists for the tournament to be held in Germany.

Cristiano Ronaldo was at the top of the Portugal national team list, as usual, and perhaps the relatively surprising news was the presence of his Al-Nasr teammate Otavio on the list as well.

Although Portugal’s list was almost devoid of surprises, the England national team’s list was filled with steps that were not expected from coach Gareth Southgate.

Southgate ruled out Manchester United star Marcus Rashford, despite his great support for the player in recent months during his decline in performance, but he said that he saw players more deserving of being in the Euro with the Three Lions than him.

At the same time, Southgate excluded Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho despite his recent brilliance, while he included Luke Shaw despite his long absence through injury and his lack of regular participation this season with Manchester United.

Below we review together Portugal’s list and England’s list for Euro 2024.

Portugal national team roster for Euro 2024

Goalkeepers: Diogo Costa (Porto), Jose Sa (Wolverhampton), Rui Patricio (Roma)

Defense: Antonio Silva (Benfica), Danilo Pereira (Paris Saint-Germain), Diogo Dalot (Manchester United), Gonzalo Inacio (Sporting Lisbon), Joao Cancelo (Barcelona), Nelson Semedo (Wolverhampton), Nuno Mendes (Paris Saint-Germain), Pepe (Porto) and Ruben Diaz (Manchester City).

Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Joao Neves (Benfica), Joao Baleña (Fulham), Otavio Montero (Al Nasr), Ruben Neves (Al Hilal), Vitinha (Paris Saint-Germain).

Attack: Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nasr), Diogo Jota (Liverpool), Francisco Conceição (Porto), Gonzalo Ramos (Paris Saint-Germain), Joao Felix (Barcelona), Pedro Neto (Wolverhampton), Rafael Leao ( Milan).

England national team roster for Euro 2024

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson – Jordan Pickford – Aaron Ramsdale – James Trafford

Defense: Jarrad branthwaite – Lewis Dunk – Joe Gomez – Mark Guehi – Ezri Konsah – Harry Maguire – Jarrell Quansah – Luke Shaw – John Stones – Kerian Trippier – Kyle Walker

Midfield: Alexander Arnold – Connor Gallagher – Curtis Jones – Kobe Maino – Declan Rees – Adam Wharton

Offensive line: Jude Bellingham – Jarrod Bowen – Eberetici Eze – Phil Foden – Anthony Gordon – Jack Grealish – Harry Kane – James Maddison – Cole Palmer – Bukayo Saka – Ivan Toney – Ollie Watkins