Rui Patrício, Raphaël Guerreiro, Pepe, Rúben Dias, William Carvalho, Bernardo Silva, João Mário, Bruno Fernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo and André Silva are the palyers who also represented the country in 2018, when the team ended up in the round of 16, eliminated by Uruguay.

The Manchester United forward will participate for the fifth time in a World Cup, after having been in Germany2006, South Africa2010, Brasil2014 and Russia2018, with him being the captain in the last three.

At the age of 37, Ronaldo is going to the 10th finals of a major international competition with Portugal, since, in addition to the five world cups he has also participated in five European championships (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020).

The second player with the most caps for the Portuguese national team is Pepe, FC Porto's centre-back, who has been called up for the fourth time, after appearances in 2010, 2014 and 2018 (eight games and one goal).

The oldest among the 26 called up by Fernando Santos, aged 39, and also the second most capped player in this squad (128 matches), just behind Ronaldo (191), he also has appearances in the European Championships in 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020.

More than half (16) of the players called up for Qatar will participate for the first time in a World Cup, with centre António Silva, the youngest among those chosen (19 years old).

Like the Benfica defender, goalkeepers Diogo Costa and José Sá, defenders Diogo Dalot, João Cancelo, Danilo Pereira and Nuno Mendes, midfielders Palhinha, Rúben Neves, Matheus Nunes, Otávio and Vitinha, and forwards Gonçalo Ramos, João Félix, Rafael Leão and Ricardo Horta are all in the squad.

The World Cup takes place in Qatar between 20 November and 18 December.

Portugal is in group H, along with Uruguay, Ghana and South Korea.