Friday March 15 2019
Ronaldo back in Portugal squad

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is back in Portugal’s squad after almost a year of no call-ups.

Ronaldo last played for Portugal at the 2018 World Cup but, like Lionel Messi, returns for the upcoming international break.

Juve right-back Joao Cancelo, Napoli left-back Mario Rui and Inter midfielder Joao Mario are also selected, but there is no space for Parma defender Bruno Alves or Inter’s Cedric Soares.

The Euro 2016 winners begin the defence of their title in qualifying against Ukraine on March 22, ahead of hosting Serbia three days later.

Portugal squad to face Ukraine and Serbia

Beto, Jose Sa, Rui Patricio; Joao Cancelo, Nelson Semedo, Jose Fonte, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Mario Rui, Raphael Guerreiro; Danilo Pereira, Ruben Neves, William Carvalho, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Mario, Joao Moutinho, Pizzi; Bernardo Silva, Goncalo Guedes, Rafa, Andre Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota, Dyego Sousa, Joao Felix

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