Ronaldo kicked out from Portugal squad. According to reports Portugal coach Fernando Santos did not put Cristiano Ronaldo in the squad for the two friendly matches against Saudi Arabia and the United States this month. So the Real Madrid star who got the FIFA player of the award this month, will not take part in the upcoming friendlies
Portugal will play against United States on Thursday, 10th November. Four days later they will be facing Saudi Arabia. The European champions will play two matches at home. The match being the art of World Cup preparation. Actually before the World Championship, the participants are testing their ability and strength. Along with that they also find out their failings and weakness. As they get enough time to improve their failings ahead of the WC.
After failing to qualify for the WC championship, United State going to play their first friendly. Bruce Arena took resign from the post last month as he unable to send their team in the main tournament.
However, CR7 will miss the friendlies. Apart from Ronaldo, two experienced winger Ricardo Christmas and Nani also kicked out from the 24-member squad. The squad will be unchanged in the two matches. The responsibility of decision being the head coach Santos.
When it was asked to Santos about the abscess, he replied that the reason of the absences being different. Friday in statement he mentioned that some of these is his option and others because of injuries. The Portuguese boss told that they had taken the opportunity to analyze numbers of players so that they could do practice. Finally he took all responsibility to evaluate the players. In Fact, the coach wanted to get ready to the players for upcoming World Cup championship.
Portugal toppled in the group B by defeating Switzerland and Hungary in the qualifying round and confirmed Russia ticket and ahead of the competition they are playing friendlies. Here we disclosed the 24 man squad in below.
Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes (Lyon), Jose Sa (Porto), Beto (Goztepe).
Defenders: Antunes (Getafe), Kevin Rodrigues (Real Sociedad), Joao Cancelo (Inter Milan), Edgar Ie (Lille), Luis Neto (Fenerbahce), Ricardo Ferreira (Braga), Ricardo Pereira (Porto), Nelson Semedo (Barcelona), Pepe (Besiktas).
Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes (Sporting Lisbon), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Danilo Pereira (Porto), Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Joao Mario (Inter Milan), Manuel Fernandes (Lokomotiv).
Forwards: Eder (Lokomotiv), Gelson Martins (Sporting Lisbon), Rony Lopes (Monaco), Andre Silva (AC Milan), Bruma (Leipzig), Goncalo Guedes (Valencia),