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Cristiano Ronaldo included in Portugal squad for upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers

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India Today Sports Desk

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named in Portugal’s squad for this month’s Euro 2024 qualifiers in opposition to Liechtenstein and Luxembourg.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 17, 2023 23:33 IST

Cristiano Ronaldo named in Portugal squad for first matches since FIFA World Cup (Reuters)

By India Today Sports Desk: Portugal’s new coach Roberto Martinez has named Cristiano Ronaldo and recalled Diego Jota within the squad for the 2024 European Championship qualifiers in opposition to Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. Ronaldo, 38, had beforehand been coy about his worldwide future following Portugal’s quarter-final exit to Morocco within the 2022 World Cup.

Ronaldo, 38, is included within the squad after former Portugal coach Fernando Santos began with him on the bench for the nation’s final two video games on the World Cup in Qatar, the place they have been knocked out by Morocco within the quarter-finals.

“Cristiano Ronaldo is a very committed player, a player like him can bring experience and is very important for the team. I don’t look to the age, I don’t look to other aspects,” Belgian Martinez informed a information convention on Friday.

Ronaldo, who moved to Saudi Arabian aspect Al-Nassr after the World Cup, holds the file for many objectives in worldwide soccer with 118. He has scored eight objectives to this point within the Saudi high flight, together with two hat-tricks.

The 40-year-old defender Pepe, who has 133 caps, can be in Martinez’s squad together with Union Berlin defender Diogo Leite, who might make his debut for the senior nationwide group.


Goalkeepers: Diogo Costa (Porto), Jose Sa (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Rui Patricio (AS Roma).

Defenders: Joao Cancelo (Bayern Munich), Pepe (Porto), Ruben Dias (Manchester City), Antonio Silva (Benfica), Goncalo Inacio (Sporting Lisbon), Diogo Leite (Union Berlin) Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund), Diogo Dalot (Manchester United), Danilo Pereira and Nuno Mendes (Paris St Germain).

Midfielders: Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Joao Mario (Benfica), Otavio Monteiro (Porto), Vitinha (Paris St Germain), Joao Palhinha (Fulham), Ruben Neves and Matheus Nunes (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Al-Nassr), Goncalo Ramos (Benfica), Joao Felix (Chelsea), Rafael Leao (Milan), Diogo Jota (Liverpool)

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Mar 17, 2023