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Cristiano Ronaldo omitted from Portugal squad for friendly against Sweden

Posted : 19 March 2024

Cristiano Ronaldo's absence from Portugal's squad for the upcoming international friendly against Sweden has been confirmed, as coach Roberto Martinez finalized his 24-man selection, omitting Ronaldo along with seven other players from the preliminary 32-man squad announced last week.


Among those dropped for the game in Guimaraes are Diogo Dalot, João Cancelo, Danilo Pereira, Otavio, Rúben Neves, Vitinha, and João Félix. However, they are expected to rejoin the national team after the Sweden match in preparation for the subsequent friendly against Slovenia on March 26, according to Portugal's Football Federation's announcement on Monday.


Despite being left out of the squad for the Sweden encounter, Cristiano Ronaldo continues to make headlines with his prolific form for Al Nassr, where he currently serves as captain. Ronaldo recently scored in Al Nassr's 1-0 league victory over Al-Ahli and leads the Saudi Pro League's scoring charts this season with an impressive tally of 23 goals.


While Portugal's players convened at the national team's headquarters in Lisbon on Monday, Ronaldo, aged 39, is enjoying a holiday with his family in Saudi Arabia.


Ronaldo's exclusion from the Portugal squad comes amid ongoing speculation surrounding his international future. The iconic forward holds the world record for international goals, having netted 128 times for Portugal in 205 appearances since his debut in 2003.


As Ronaldo continues to make his mark in club football, his absence from the national team setup prompts questions about his availability for future international fixtures and his potential role in Portugal's quest for success on the global stage.


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