Wednesday November 13 2019
'Ronaldo will play for Portugal'

Portugal CT Fernando Santos has affirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will play in upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Luxembourg and Lithuania.

Ronaldo has been at the centre of controversy in Italy this week as the forward stormed out of the Allianz Stadium and went home after being taken off during Juventus' 1-0 win over Milan in the 55th minute.

The Bianconeri have since maintained that the No 7 is playing through a knee injury, but Santos made it clear his talisman was called up to captain his country on the pitch.

"Everyone wants to talk about him because he is the best player in the world. Cristiano is here, he was called up, he is fit and he will play," the coach told reporters from Portugal's training base. 

That opinion has been shared by Ronaldo's international teammate Goncalo Paciencia.

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