Portugal vs Nigeria: Ronaldo misses training ahead of Super Eagles clash
The Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, missed Wednesday’s training with a stomach bug.
The Manchester United forward did not participate in sessions with the national team ahead of Thursday’s international friendly with Nigeria.
Ronaldo has been hugging headlines for days because of his controversial interview with Piers Morgan.
The 37-year-old now faces an uncertain future at United after he publicly lashed out at the Premier League side, manager Erik ten Hag, and former teammates Wayne Rooney and Gary Neville.
However, he is preparing to participate in his fifth and possibly last World Cup with Portugal.
The game against the Super Eagles will be one of the warm-up matches before the tournament.
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Friendly: Portugal boss, Santos expects difficult test against Super Eagles
Portugal's manager, Fernando Santos, is looking forward to a difficult battle against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.The Selecao will test their might against the West Africans in a friendly match tonight at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon.It’s the former European champions' last friendly game before they face the Black Stars of Ghana in their opening game at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar next week.Santos reckoned that the Super Eagles have fast players who are...
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