JUST IN: Ronaldo Dropped From Portugal’s Squad To Face Sweden

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo looks on during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Portugal and Switzerland, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Dropped From 's Squad To Sweden


will not play in Portugal's clash against Sweden as head coach, Roberto Martinez, makes changes to his squad.

Ronaldo was included in Martinez's initial 32-man squad for the game. However, the Al-Nassr forward has been left out alongside Diogo Dalot, , Danilo Pereira, Otavio, Ruben Neves, Vitinha and .

ESPN reports that the listed have been rested for the friendly.
Ronaldo, who is on vacation with his family in , has been given some time to rest, with the Saudi Pro League paused for the .

The 39-year-old played the whole 90 minutes for Al-Nassr on Saturday evening and has therefore been given some important time off before another immensely busy summer.

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