SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) -- Cristiano Ronaldo is in the starting lineup for Portugal's World Cup opener against Germany on Monday.
The star striker has been bothered by a left-knee injury but declared himself fit and ready the day before the match. Nani was also in the starting lineup as the second forward.
The Germans used four central defenders as their back four, without a true fullback.
Portugal: Rui Patricio; Joao Pereira, Bruno Alves, Pepe, Miguel Veloso, Fabio Coentrao, Raul Meireles, Joao Moutinho, Nani, Hugo Almeida, Cristiano Ronaldo.