Cristiano Ronaldo lost a coaching session with Portugal as a result of a abdomen bug that may rule him out of a tournament warmup match against Nigeria, the team stated on Wednesday.
On Thursday Portugal is planned to play against Nigeria in Lisbon before flying to Qatar, and coach Fernando Santos aforesaid Ronaldo won’t feature within the game.
Ronaldo’s build-up to the World Cup has been fraught following the discharge of excerpts of a TV interview during which the football nice aforesaid he feels “betrayed” by Manchester United and doesn’t respect manager Erik ten Hag.
On November Portugal’s opening group game at the World Cup is against Ghana. 24. South Korea and Uruguay also are within the group.