New Portugal boss Santos calls up Cristiano Ronaldo, despite Real Madrid man carrying knock

New Portugal boss Fernando Santos has decided it’s ‘needs must’, and called up Cristiano Ronaldo for their upcoming Euro qualifier in Denmrk, despite the fact the Real Madrid man is carrying a knock from the midweek Champions League game. Portugal lost their opening game at home to Albania, so they can ill afford any more slip ups. It’s only a minor injury, but he is still doubtful for Sunday’s game against Athletic Bilbao. Ronaldo should be fine by the time the qualifier comes around on the 14th – preceded by a friendly against France,  but even still it surely raised the eyebrow of Carlo Ancelotti. Portugal’s full squad Keepers: Rui Patrício (Sporting de Lisboa), Anthony Lopes (Olympique de Lyon) e Beto (Sevilla). Defenders: Bruno Alves (Fenerbahce), Cédric (Sporting de Lisboa), Eliseu (Benfica), Fábio Coentrao (Real Madrid), Ivo Pinto (Dínamo Zagreb), José Fonte (Southampton), Pepe (Real Madrid), Ricardo Carvalho (Mónaco) e Antunes (Málaga); Midfielders: Adrien (Sporting de Lisboa), André Gomes (Valencia), Joao Moutinho (Mónaco), Joao Mário (Sporting de Lisboa), Tiago (Atlético de Madrid) e William Carvalho (Sporting de Lisboa); Forwards: Vieirinha (Wolfsburgo), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Danny (Zenit), Éder (Braga), Nani (Sporting de Lisboa) y Ricardo Quaresma (Oporto).

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