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Karine Grigoryan

05-09-2018 | 16:53 Football

It is revealed why Cristiano Ronaldo will not be playing for Portugal in Croatia friendly?

Cristiano Ronaldo will not feature during Portugal's friendly against Croatia or their UEFA Nations League opener against Italy.

The forward may be considered the best player in the world, but he doesn't believe he's fit enough for both club and international football.

Coach Fernando Santos accepted his captain's request not to be selected. Fernando Santos said: "After talking to the player, and after he moved to Juventus with all the processes of adaptation that entails, we understand it was best for him to not be present for these games." The friendly takes place on Thursday, September 6 which will kick off at 7.45pm. It will be held at the Estadio Algarve.

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