Ronaldo Out Of Portugal Squad Due To Lack Of Fitness
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has been left out of his country’s squad for matches against Gibraltar and Switzerland, with the Real Madrid forward not fit enough to be included.
Ronaldo – who won UEFA’s Best Player in Europe award on Thursday – missed pre-season as he was recovering from a knee injury sustained in the Euro 2016 final against France and only recently returned to training.
Squad in full:
Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes (Lyon), Eduardo (Chelsea), Rui Patricio (Sporting CP)
Defenders: Bruno Alves (Cagliari), Cedric (Southampton), Eliseu (Benfica), Joao Cancelo (Valencia), Jose Fonte (Southampton), Luis Neto (Zenit), Pepe (Real Madrid), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund)
Midfielders: Adrien (Sporting CP), Andre Gomes (Barcelona), Danilo Pereira (Porto), Joao Mario (Sporting CP), Joao Moutinho (Monaco), Renato Sanches (Bayern Munich), William Carvalho (Sporting CP)
Forwards: Andre Silva (Porto), Bernardo Silva (Monaco), Eder (Lille), Nani (Valencia), Rafa Silva (Braga), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas).