Fit to Play Ronaldo back for 'stronger' Portugal in WC qualifiers

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is set to make his Portugal return after being named in their squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is set to make his Portugal return after being named in their squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Ronaldo has made his comeback from a knee injury at club level, and was included by Fernando Santos for meetings with Andorra and the Faroe Islands.

Without their captain, the European champions beat Gibraltar, but lost their opening qualifier against Switzerland.

"It is stronger because it has Cristiano Ronaldo," Santos said.

"It's stronger, mainly because the other players have more minutes, more work, more training.

"That was one of the problems in the first qualifier with Switzerland."

Sporting CP attacker Gelson Martins, reportedly a transfer target for Real Madrid and Manchester United, could win his first cap.

Portugal host Andorra in Aveiro on October 7 before a trip to the Faroe Islands three days later.

Portugal squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes (Lyon), Marafona (SC Braga), Rui Patricio (Sporting CP).

Defenders: Bruno Alves (Cagliari), Antunes (Dynamo Kiev), Joao Cancelo (Valencia), Jose Fonte (Southampton), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund), Pepe (Real Madrid), Cedric Soares (Southampton).

Midfielders: William Carvalho (Sporting CP), Andre Gomes (Barcelona), Joao Mario (Inter), Joao Moutinho (Monaco), Danilo Pereira (Porto), Renato Sanches (Bayern Munich), Adrien Silva (Sporting CP).

Attackers: Eder (Lille), Gelson Martins (Sporting CP), Nani (Valencia), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Andre Silva (Porto), Bernardo Silva (Monaco), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas).

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Let Me Die! How Countryman Songo mourned KABA in the middle of the...bullet
2 Business-Minded Players Asamoah Gyan and 6 other Ghanaian players who...bullet
3 Ghanaian Players Abroad Asamoah Gyan- I was a major transfer target...bullet
4 CAF Confederation Cup Nii Adjei powers TP Mazembe to victory in finalbullet
5 Ghanaian Players Abroad Asamoah Gyan regrets his decision to...bullet
6 FIFA U20 World Cup Qualifiers Black Princess thump Kenya 5-1bullet
7 Premier League Andre Ayew angry to have missed West Ham’s...bullet
8 Black Stars Coach Kwesi Appiah to invest in a solar...bullet
9 Black Starlets Sports Ministry to review cash reward...bullet
10 Full Fitness Kwesi Appiah can't wait to get back on...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video Andre Ayew’s screamer wins Premier League Goal for Octoberbullet
2 Video This sumptuous Ayew’s goal nominated for goal of the month awardbullet
3 Video Ghanaians will forever love Junior Agogo for this goalbullet
4 Video Watch Ghanaian youngster's brace for Arsenalbullet
5 Video Ex-Manchester United defender shown red for kicking fanbullet
6 Video Watch how France whipped Ghana 8-0 on Mondaybullet
7 Video Watch Andre Ayew's brace against Tottenhambullet
8 Video Highlights of former Ghana and Ajax midfielder who...bullet
9 Video Watch Thomas Partey's goal against Elchebullet
10 Video Watch Ghana's 2-0 win over Nigerbullet

Football