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Madiran Barbara Santos is a new player in the squad

Madiran Barbara Santos is a new player in the squad

Madeiran goalkeeper Barbara Santos is one of the new additions to the women's national football team squad, considering the friendly matches with the Czech Republic and South Korea scheduled for February 21 and 27 respectively.

It should be noted that Barbara Santos did not represent the main Portugal national team at all, despite being included in the group of qualifiers for the 2023 World Cup.

In addition to the 30-year-old Maritimo goalkeeper, Francisco Neto's squad also includes Madeira Fátima Pinto (Sporting) and Thelma Encarnaço (Maritimo), who are usually part of the selections.

“The main goal is to monitor the new players in the context of the first team and, at the same time, prepare and improve some of the things we need to qualify for the European Championship,” said Francisco Neto.

The matches with the Czech Republic and South Korea precede the draw for the Euro 2025 qualifiers scheduled for March 5, and in this sense Francisco Neto bet on “diversifying the contexts” of the preparatory matches.

List of thirty who were summoned:

– Goalkeepers: Barbara Santos (Marítimo), Enes Pereira (Servite FC / SW), Patricia Moraes (Sporting de Braga), Sierra Cota Yard (University of Arkansas / USA).

Defenders: Agata Pimenta (FC Fleury 91/Fra), Ana Borges (Sporting), Ana Sessa (Benfica), Karol Costa (Benfica), Catarina Amado (Benfica), Diana Gomez (Sevilla), Giovanna Maia (Panathinaikos). Gray), Ines Maia (Besiktas/Tours), Joanna Marchau (Servet FC/SOI), Lucia Alves (Benfica), Nelly Rodriguez (Nantes/FRA).

Midfielders: Ana Root (Sporting de Braga), Andrea Jacinto (Real Sociedad), Andrea Faria (Benfica), Beatriz Fonseca (Sporting de Braga), Dolores Silva (Sporting de Braga), Fatima Pinto (Sporting), Joana Martinez. (Sporting), Maria Alagoa (Florida State Seminoles/USA) and Tatiana Pinto (Brighton/Eng).

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– Attack: Ana Capita (Sporting), Ana Dias (without club), Carolina Mendes (Sporting de Braga), Jessica Silva (Benfica), Thelma Encarnaço (Marítimo), Melissa Gomez (Reims).