Football: Ronaldo left out of Portugal squad again

Football: Ronaldo left out of Portugal squad again

FILE PHOTO: World Cup - Round of 16 - Uruguay vs Portugal
Juventus say rape allegations "do not change opinion" of Ronaldo. (REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo)

LISBON: Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has again been left out of the squad for this month's matches against Poland and Scotland, announced by the Portuguese federation (FPF) on Thursday (Oct 4).

Ronaldo, Portugal's record scorer and most-capped player, also missed Portugal's two games in September a friendly against Croatia and a Nations League match against Italy at his own request.

The 33-year-old five-times world player of the year said he needed more time to adapt following his move from Real Madrid to Juventus, coach Fernando Santos said at the time.

Portugal visit Poland for a Nations League match on Oct 11 and then travel to Scotland for a friendly three days later.

(Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Toby Davis)

Source: Reuters/na

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