Portugal Drop 10 Euro 2016 Winners in Squad for 2018 World Cup

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Euro 2016 final-winner Eder is left out of the squad alongside other notable names such as Nani, Renato Sanches and Andre Gomes.

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Fernando Santos, Portugal and the Greece Paradigm

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Despite not yet winning a game inside 90 minutes there is something dangerous about the semi-finalists here. Their coach has a history of achieving the unachievable and could be set to reach the unreachable if ‘A Selecao das Quinas’ can defeat Wales at Euro 2016.

The Panenka takes a closer look at the Portugal boss’ team and tactics while paying special attention to the demons of disappointment from Euro 2004 and how that spirit is being resurrected to work in their favor 12 years later.  Continue reading