Ronaldo set to lead Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo has been included in Portugal's provisional World Cup squad with the Real Madrid ace expected to recover from his hamstring injury.

Portugal's captain missed Real's defeat to Celta Vigo at the weekend with the problem which he sustained in the recent clash with Real Valladolid.

But there are no concerns over Ronaldo's long-term fitness and he will be back in action ahead of the opening World Cup clash for Paulo Bento's men against Germany on June 16.

Portugal, who also have Porto winger Ricardo Quaresma in their 30-man party, will also tackle the USA and Ghana in the Group G campaign.

Portugal provisional squad:

Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes (Olympique Lyon), Beto (Sevilla), Eduardo (Braga), Rui Patricio (Sporting)

Defenders: Andre Almeida (Benfica), Antunes (Malaga), Bruno Alves (Fenerbahce), Fabio Coentreo (Real Madrid), Joao Pereira (Valencia), Neto (Zenit St Petersburg), Pepe (Real Madrid), Ricardo Costa (Valencia), Rolando (Inter Milan)

Midfielders: Andre Gomes (Benfica), Joao Mario (Vitoria Setubal), Joao Moutinho (Monaco), Miguel Veloso (Dynamo Kiev), Raul Meireles (Fenerbahce), Ruben Amorim (Benfica), William Carvalho (Sporting)

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Eder (Braga), Helder Postiga (Lazio), Hugo Almeida (Besiktas), Ivan Cavaleiro (Benfica), Nani (Manchester United), Rafa (Braga), Ricardo Quaresma (Porto), Varela (Porto), Vieirinha (VfL Wolfsburg)