Cristiano Ronaldo will not be a part of the Portuguese team that will face the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Thursday.
Portugal has confirmed that superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is out of the international friendly against Nigeria’s Super Eagles.
Head Coach of the Portuguese national team Fernando Santos revealed that the Manchester United forward will not be a part of the team for tomorrow’s game.
The 37-year-old has pulled out of the highly-anticipated clash due to a stomach bug and will not be a part of the team’s training on Wednesday.
Ronaldo has been training with his compatriots in Lisbon ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup which kicks off this Sunday in Qatar.
Super Eagles intensify training
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s national side the Super Eagles have intensified training ahead of the friendly against Portugal on Thursday day.
The Eagles will face the Qatar-bound side in what is a final warm-up game for the Portuguese side.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles have been hard at work in their Lisbon camp ahead of the encounter with all invited 23 players now in camp.
Villarreal CF forward Samuel Chukwueze was the last player to arrive at the camp on Tuesday evening with coach Jose Peseiro preparing his boys to face his home country.
The game tomorrow is slated to kick off at 7:45 pm Nigerian time at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon.