Fresh after their victory in the Euro 2016, Portugal will be looking to make a statement once again in the Rio Olympics 2016. The 17-man squad will be featuring in the football matches to be played in Rio de Janeiro, come Aug. 4.
The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani, Joao Mario or even young sensation Renato Sanches have missed the cut as Rui Jorge has decided to select as many as 13 of the 17 players from Portuguese clubs. Only two Premier League players have made to the squad, while one player each from a Spanish and Italian has been included.
Manchester United reserve goalkeeper Joel Pereira and Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori remain the two Premier League players who will play for Portugal.
FIFA World Cup 2014 champions Germany, too, doesn't have any of the big names who participated in the Euro 2016. Die Mannschaft were defeated by hosts France in the semifinals of the tournament. The likes of Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller, Bastian Schweinsteiger or Mario Gotze do not feature in the list.
Borussia Dortmund's Matthias Ginter, who was part of Germany's World Cup-winning squad in 2014, has been, however, included in the 18-man squad. Arsenal midfielder Serge Gnabry too has made the cut.
"The anticipation before the Olympics is huge," said Germany men's coach Horst Hrubesch. "In the team, we have found a good mix of current U21 players and older players. The quality of the team is absolutely great despite the difficulties in selection."
A total of 16 teams will be participating in the competition. While Portugal is grouped alongside Argentina, Algeria and Honduras in Pool D, Germany is grouped alongside Mexico, South Korea and Fiji in Pool C.
Full squad of teams:
PORTUGAL: Goalkeepers: Bruno Varela (Vitoria FC), Joel Pereira (Manchester United FC).
Defenders: Edgar IÃ© (Villarreal CF), Ricardo Esgaio (Sporting), Tiago Ilori (Liverpool FC), Tobias Figueiredo (CD Nacional).
Midfielders: Andre Martins (Sporting), Bruno Fernandes (Udinese Calcio), Fabio Sturgeon (Belenenses), Francisco Ramos (GD Chaves), Sergio Oliveira (FC Porto), Tiago Silva (CD Feirense), Tomas Podstawski (FC Porto).
Forwards: Carlos Mane (Sporting), Goncalo Paciencia (FC Porto), Nuno Santos (Vitoria FC), Salvador Agra (CD Nacional).
GERMANY: Goalkeepers: Timo Horn (Cologne), Jannik Huth (Mainz).
Defenders: Robert Bauer (Ingolstadt), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Dortmund), Lukas Klostermann (Leipzig), Philipp Max (Augsburg), Niklas Suele (Hoffenheim).
Midfielders: Sven Bender (Borussia Dortmund), Lars Bender (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen), Max Christiansen (Ingolstadt), Serge Gnabry (Arsenal), Leon Goretzka (Schalke), Maximilian Meyer (Schalke), Grischa Proemel (Hoffenheim), Jeremy Toljan (Hoffenheim).
Forwards: Nils Petersen (Freiburg), Davie Selke (Werder Bremen).