Ferreira added to Portugal squad for Saudi friendly
LISBON, Feb 25: Chelsea defender Paulo Ferreira has been added to Portugal's squad for their World Cup warm-up with Saudi Arabia in Duesseldorf on Wednesday, the Portuguese Football Federation said today.
Ferreira's inclusion has increased to 19 the number of players in the squad named by coach Luiz Felipe Scolari on Thursday.
Portugal meet Angola, Mexico and Iran in Group D at the World Cup finals in Germany starting on June 9. Saudi Arabia are in Group H with Spain, Ukraine and Tunisia.
Updated squad: Goalkeepers: Ricardo Pereira (Sporting), Quim Silva (Benfica) Defenders: Ricardo Carvalho, Paulo Ferreira (both Chelsea), Jorge Andrade (Deportivo Coruna), Marco Caneira (Sporting), Miguel Monteiro (Valencia), Fernando Meira (VfB Stuttgart), Nuno Valente (Everton) Midfielders: Costinha (Dynamo Moscow), Armando Petit (Benfica), Tiago Mendes (Olympique Lyon), Deco (Barcelona), Maniche Ribeiro (Chelsea) Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Helder Postiga (Saint Etienne), Luis Figo (Inter Milan), Ricardo Quaresma (Porto), Pauleta (Paris St Germain) Reuters SK VP0132