Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo scored in the group of UEFA Champions League group in Manchester United in Turin on November 7, 2018 / AFP
Cristiano Ronaldo is still missing from the list of players selected for the Italian and Polish leagues on November 17 and 20, the Portuguese Fernando Santos said on Thursday.
The Portuguese coach confirmed the absence – already announced early in October – by the end of the year the captain and star of the attacker Seleçaua, who is accused of rape, categorically rejects. Fernando Santos once again refused to explain the reasons.
"As far as Ronaldo is concerned, the only thing I can say is that he deserves a victory at the Golden Ball, it would be an injustice if he did not win it, that's all that matters," he said. Fernando Santos said at a press conference.
The five-year-old Golden Ball has already missed both meetings in early September. The technician justified this by the "adjustment process" of former Madrid midfielder Juventus Torina.
The list of 25 players selected for the next two matches marked the return of several European champions such as José Fonte, Raphael Guerreiro, André Gomes and Joao Mario.
The Portuguese Group Against Italy in the League of Nations (November 17th in Milan) and Poland (November 20th in Guimaraes):
Goals (3): Rui Patricio (Wolverhampton / ENG), Beto (Goztepe / TUR), Claudio Ramos (Tondela)
In the quarterfinals were the winners of Cedric Soares (Southampton / ENG), Joao Cancelo (Juventus / ITA), José Fonte (Lille / FRA), Luis Neto (Zenit / RUS), Pepe (Besiktas / TUR), Ruben Dias ) Mario Rui (Naples / ITA), Raphael Geurreiro (Borrussia Dortmund / GER).
Milieux (8): André Gomes (Everton / ENG), Bruno Fernandes (Sporting), Danilo Pereira (FC Porto), Joao Mario (Inter Milan / ITA), Pizzi (Benfica), Renato Sanches Neves (Wolverhampton / ENG) Carvalho (Betis Sevilla / ESP)
Forwards (6): Bernardo Silva (Manchester City / ENG), Bruma (Leipzig / GER), Gonçalo Guedes (Valencia / ESP), Rafa Silva (Benfica), André Silva (Sevilla FC / ESP), Eder (Lokomotiv Moskva / ).