‘Middle East Man’ Ronaldo selected for Portugal national team… Coach “I don’t look at the player’s age”
Cristiano Ronaldo (Al-Nassar), who is active in the Middle East, has been selected for the Portuguese national team.
The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) announced on the 18th (hereinafter Korean time) the list of convocations for the Portuguese national team for the 2024 European Football Championship (Euro 2024) qualifiers against Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. 26 players, including Ronaldo, were selected for the roster.
“I don’t look at the age of players,” manager Roberto Martinez said스포츠토토. “I had no intention of excluding Ronaldo.” He added “Ronaldo is a very passionate player and having him with him is very important to the team”.
Ronaldo suffered a slump at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He only scored one goal from a penalty and played as a substitute in the tournament. After joining Al-Nasr in the Middle East in the winter transfer market, he was selected as the Saudi League Player of the Month for February and is shaking off his sluggish performance.
As Ronaldo is selected for the national team, it is noteworthy whether he will break the record for the most appearances in an A match. Ronaldo, who played 196 games until the Qatar World Cup quarterfinal against Morocco, is tied for first place with Bader Al Mutawa (Kuwait) for the most appearances in an A match. If he participates in this Euro 2024 qualifying match, he will break the record for the most appearances, surpassing Al Mutawa.
Portugal is scheduled to play a home match against Liechtenstein on the 24th and an away match against Luxembourg on the 27th.