Pepe has been included in Portugal’s provisional 24-man squad ahead of the World Cup, despite having been sidelined by a knee injury since December.
The biggest surprise of the squad was the inclusion of back-up goalkeepers Beto and Daniel Fernandes who did not play during qualifying.
Portugal’s provisional 24-man squad
Daniel Fernandes (Iraklis)
Fabio Coentrao (Benfica)
Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea)
Ricardo Carvalho (Chelsea)
Ze Castro (Deportivo La Coruna)
Bruno Alves (Porto)
Ricardo Costa (Lille)
Pepe (Real Madrid)
Tiago (Atletico Madrid)
Raul Meireles (Porto)
Nani (Manchester United)
Miguel Veloso (Sporting Lisbon)
Pedro Mendes (Sporting Lisbon)
Simao Sabrosa (Atletico Madrid)
Hugo Almeida (Werder Bremen)
Liedson (Sporting Lisbon)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Danny (Zenit St Petersburg).