Real Madrid star to be wrapped in cotton wool ahead of tournament.
Cristiano Ronaldo will sit out of Portugal’s penultimate World Cup warm up clash against Mexico this weekend as fears continue to grow over his fitness for the tournament, according to the Daily Mail.
The Portuguese Football Federation confirmed Ronaldo has been ruled out of the clash against Mexico in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Saturday, along with defender Pepe and midfielder Raul Meireles.
The Madrid star has been suffering recently with tendonitis in his knee and a muscular injury in his thigh since the conclusion of the previous campaign and there are now serious doubts that he could be missing for Portugal’s opening game against Germany on June 16.
“The situation is evolving and our expectations are evolving constantly,” Portugal boss Paulo Bento told reporters in Foxborough, when asked when the 29-year-old would be fit.
“When he’s ready to play is a decision that will be made just like any other player, regardless of who it is. As soon as he is ready to train, we will make that announcement.
“We have to prepare for Germany regardless. The decision of if he will play and when is up to me, the player and the doctors. Ronaldo is not the only good player we have.”
“Portugal will wrap up their warm up against the Republic of Ireland next week before flying down to Brazil shortly after.
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