Sabtu, 04 November 2017

Ronaldo is not in the squad for Portugal

Lisbon - Cristiano Ronaldo did not enter the Portugal squad for a friendly match. Coach, Fernando Santos intends to rest the star.

Portugal have released names for this friendly in November. 23 names are summoned by Santos to defend the 2016 European Champions.

Portugal will undergo two friendly matches this month. Saudi Arabia and the United States will be their opponents in the friendly arena.

Some of the names of senior players such as Ricardo Quaresma and Nani are not summoned by Santos. Even Ronaldo who is the captain of the team is not called in to be able to rest.

"We call a number of players to the national team to do the analysis," explained Santos, quoted from Soccerway.

"These matches are good to try out outside continent forces that are not familiar with us" Santos added.

"The squad is never closed, we have a lot of options," he said.