Having not featured for his country since the 2018 World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo is back for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Ukraine and Serbia.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal hiatus has come to an end after he was included in a 25-man squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Ukraine and Serbia.
Ronaldo, 34, has not played for his country since their disappointing World Cup campaign which saw them eliminated by Uruguay in the last 16.
The Juventus forward was allowed to miss the international get-together in September, and that extended to matches in October and November, as he settled into life at his new club.
Portugal did not suffer without him, however, going undefeated as they recorded three wins in six matches, qualifying for the Nations League Finals in the process.
But, with Euro 2020 qualifying set to start, Ronaldo is back involved with the national team.
Coach Fernando Santos has also selected two uncapped forwards in Benfica teenager Joao Felix and Brazilian-born Dyego Sousa, who plays for Sporting Braga.
After a home game against Ukraine at Lisbon’s Estadio da Luz on March 22, Portugal are back in action at the same venue three days later when they take on Serbia.
Estes são os convocados para o início da defesa do título! #TodosPortugal
— Portugal (@selecaoportugal) March 15, 2019