Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari announced the his squad for Euro 2004 on Tuesday.
Perhaps the most surprising inclusion isTottenham’s out-of-favour striker Helder Postiga, who edges out Fulham’s Luis Boa Morte.
“I wanted to have three centre-forwards,” Scolari told a news conference.
“Each player is excellent, with different characteristics. We have to call them up because with three strikers we have scope for variation.”
: Fernando Couto (Lazio, Italy), Jorge Andrade (Deportivo Coruna, Spain), Miguel Monteiro (Benfica), Nuno Valente (Porto), Paulo Ferreira (Porto), Ricardo Carvalho (Porto), Beto Severo (Sporting), Rui Jorge (Sporting)
: Deco Souza (Porto), Armando Petit (Benfica), Francisco Costinha (Porto), Maniche Ribeiro (Porto), Rui Costa (AC Milan, Italy), Tiago Mendes (Benfica)
: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, England), Helder Postiga (Tottenham Hotspur, England), Luis Figo (Real Madrid, Spain), Nuno Gomes (Benfica), Simao Sabrosa (Benfica), Pauleta Resendes (Paris St Germain, France)