Portugal drop Renato Sanches in provisional squad

World Cup 2018 By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 15/05/2018

Portugal has dropped Swansea midfielder Renato Sanches from the 35-man provisional list released on Monday for the World Cup in Russia, according to report.

The midfielder was one of their best players in Euro 2016 tournament in France after he took the centre stage from Real Madrid talisman Cristiano Ronaldo.

He was signed by Bayern Munich from Benfica but he failed to live up to the hype expected of him in German and was loaned to Swansea but the 20-year -old failed to replicate the form he showed in Euro 2016.

Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes (Lyon), Beto (Goztepe), Rui Patrício (Sporting)

Defenders: Antunes (Getafe), Bruno Alves (Rangers), Cédric Soares (Southampton), João Cancelo (Inter), José Fonte (Dalian Yifang), Luís Neto (Fenerbahçe), Mário Rui (Nápoles), Nélson Semedo (Barcelona), Pepe (Besiktas), Raphael Guerreiro (Dortmund), Ricardo Pereira (FC Porto), Rolando (Marseille) Rúben Dias (Benfica)

Midfielders: Adrien Silva (Leicester), André Gomes (Barcelona), Bruno Fernandes (Sporting), João Mário (West Ham), João Moutinho (Mónaco), Manuel Fernandes (Lokomotiv), Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton), Sérgio Oliveira (FC Porto), William Carvalho (Sporting)

Forwards: André Silva (Milan), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Éder (Lokomotiv), Gelson Martins (Sporting), Gonçalo Guedes (Valência), Nani (Lazio), Paulinho (SC Braga), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas), Ronny Lopes (Mónaco)