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Fulham captain Luis Boa Morte has made Portugal’s World Cup squad.

The left winger was included in Luiz Felipe Scolari’s squad instead of Ricardo Quaresma.

“These players have my trust and they play well as a group,” Scolari said. “I haven’t chosen my (starting) team yet. I have seven or eight in mind. From now, the fight is on for places, though team choices will always depend on the game and the opponent,” he said.

Portugal won nine and drew three to reach their fourth World Cup, equalling the Czech Republic’s record for the most goals scored (35) in European qualifying. Their squad includes the former world player of the year Figo and all-time leading scorer Pedro Pauleta.

PORTUGAL WORLD SQUAD:

Goalkeepers: Ricardo Pereira (Sporting), Quim Silva (Benfica), Bruno Vale (Amadora).

Defenders: Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea), Ricardo Carvalho (Chelsea), Nuno Valente (Everton), Fernando Meira (Stuttgart), Miguel Monteiro (Valencia), Marco Caneira (Valencia), Ricardo Costa (FC Porto).

Midfielders: Francisco Costinha (Dynamo Moscow), Nuno Maniche (Chelsea), Hugo Viana (Valencia), Tiago (Lyon), Armando Petit (Benfica), Deco (FC Barcelona), Luis Figo (Inter Milan), Luis Boa Morte (Fulham), Simao Sabrosa (Benfica), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United).

Strikers: Helder Postiga (Saint-Etienne), Pedro Pauleta (Paris Saint-Germain), Nuno Gomes (Benfica).