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Cristiano Ronaldo Certain To Play For Portugal In World Cup Playoff With Sweden

Forward had been carrying a slight knock with him from the Spanish capital.

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Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will definitely be fit to feature for Portugal in the first leg of their Fifa World Cup playoff against Sweden in Lisbon on Friday night, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

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Stories coming out of the Portuguese training camp at the start of this week had suggested that the forward may not be fit enough to feature against the Swedes at the Stadium of Light this week after arriving back in his homeland from Spain carrying an injury, with Ronaldo then being forced to sit out training on Tuesday.

However, those fears have now been allayed, with the in-form 28-year-old in line to take his usual place up front for the huge clash in the Portuguese capital.

“It was just a precautionary measure that he rested for a couple of days after picking up a slight knock with Real Madrid,” said a source close to the Portuguese camp.

“He will be eased back in, as the squad step up their preparations, and he will be in the starting line-up. There is nothing more certain.”

And that news will be of huge relief to Portugal head coach Paolo Bento, especially given the eye-catching form in attack that Ronaldo has been displaying so far for his club side back in Spain.

In total to date, the Portugal international has hit a staggering 24 goals in just 17 matches in all competitions for los Blancos, including an equally eye-catching 16 strikes in just 13 league outings for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.


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