Cristiano Ronaldo missed a coaching session with Portugal due to a abdomen bug that can rule him out of a World Cup warmup match in opposition to Nigeria, the crew stated Wednesday.
Portugal is scheduled to play in opposition to Nigeria in Lisbon on Thursday earlier than flying to Qatar, and coach Fernando Santos stated Ronaldo is not going to characteristic within the sport.
Ronaldo’s build-up to the World Cup has been fraught following the discharge of excerpts of a TV interview by which the soccer nice stated he feels “betrayed” by Manchester United and doesn’t respect supervisor Erik ten Hag.
Portugal’s opening group sport on the World Cup is in opposition to Ghana on Nov. 24. South Korea and Uruguay are additionally within the group.