Spain’s Roberto Martinez announced Portugal’s national team squad for the Liechtenstein and Luxembourg matches in the 2024 European Championship qualifiers, and the Saudi Al-Nasr club star Cristiano Ronaldo came on top of the list, after a period of controversy, about the future of the Don with the Portugal national team.
Martinez was appointed coach of Portugal on the ninth of last January, to replace Fernando Santos, who was dismissed from his post after the end of the 2022 World Cup competitions, in Qatar, following the exclusion of the national team. "Brazil Europe" From the quarter-finals against Morocco.
Martinez said Friday, during his announcement of the squad, that the 38-year-old "Very important to the team"adding "I don’t look old".
On the other hand, a newspaper "The Athletic" English confirmed that Martinez held extensive talks with the Saudi Al-Nasr striker during the current week, before deciding to invite him in the end, according to the website. "Joule" the athlete.
Ronaldo completely refused to talk about his future with the Portugal national team since bidding farewell to the 2022 World Cup quarter-finals against Morocco, in a resounding surprise at the Qatar World Cup.
Despite the absence of indications in the recent period of Ronaldo’s participation in the Euro 2024 qualifiers, it seems that "Madeira missile" He is fully committed to representing his country, as it will give him the chance to chase a very special individual number.
Portugal begins its campaign in Group X competitions next Thursday against Liechtenstein in Lisbon, before traveling to Luxembourg three days later.
Ronaldo, who began his international career in August 2003 in a friendly match against Kazakhstan, holds the record for the number of international goals (118), and he is likely to strengthen it if he participates in the first two matches for his country in the 2016 qualifiers.
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