Portugal squad for Brazil friendly

LISBON - Portugal's coach Carlos Queiroz on Thursday named two debutants for the friendly with Brazil on Wednesday in Brasilia.

Porto defender Rolando and Braga midfielder Cesar Peixoto received their first call-up to Portugal's senior squad while Tiago was included in the 20-man squad after more than a year absent. He last appeared for Portugal in the 1-1 draw with Armenia in August 2007.


Goalkeepers: Quim (Benfica), Eduardo Carvalho (Braga).

Defenders: Jose Bosingwa (Chelsea), Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea), Fernando Meira (Galatasaray), Bruno Alves (Porto), Pepe (Real Madrid), Rolando (Porto), Miguel (Valencia).

Midfielders: Maniche (Atletico Madrid), Joao Moutinho (Sporting), Danny (Zenit St Petersburg), Raul Meireles (Porto), Deco (Chelsea), Cesar Peixoto (Braga), Tiago (Juventus).

Forwards: Simao Sabrosa (Atletico Madrid), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Nani (Manchester United), Hugo Almeida (Werder Bremen).