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Ronaldo limited in camp by infection

Ronaldo limited in camp by infection”

Ronaldo has 99 goals in 164 worldwide matches but the FPF, which has closed its training camp to the press citing health protocols, gave no indication whether he will be fit for either game.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star goes into this weekend's fixture in Portugal on 99 goals and aiming to become only the second player in history to break the century barrier on the worldwide stage.

'He had been training well, then suddenly on Wednesday one of his toes was red, as if he'd been stung by a bee.

"Now we have to wait. With an infection you never know".

Ronaldo has not played since early August when Juventus was knocked out of the Champions League by Lyon.

He scored 37 goals in all competitions last season, a record for a Juve player, and insists he remains ambitious, laying out his season "goals" on Instagram last week.

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European champions Portugal won the inaugural Nations League previous year, beating the Netherlands 1-0 in the final in Porto.

Portuguese footballer Christiano Ronaldo.

There have been no worldwide matches played in Europe since last November due to the coronavirus pandemic, which forced the postponement of Euro 2020 until next year.

They begin the new campaign at home to Croatia on Saturday before travelling to Sweden three days later.

Ronaldo picked up an infection on his right toe and is set to miss both games with Santos unconvinced that he will be "100 per cent OK" to play.

Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic have both withdrawn from Zlatko Dalic's squad, leaving Croatia with just five midfielders.



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