Portugal will compete in the European Championship qualifying matches against Liechtenstein on Friday and Luxembourg on March 27.
Fernando Santos sent a final statement by leaving Cristiano Ronaldo out of the starting lineup for the most recent World Cup. Although Roberto Martinez replaced Santos as Portugal’s head coach, there was still a question mark over Ronaldo’s participation in the squad. Martinez, however, did not aim for a major upset. He has retained the squad’s finest player throughout the annals of 38 Perun countries.
Portugal will compete in the European Championship qualifications on March 27 against Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. Pepe, a 39-year-old defense from Peruno, will play for Portugal in these two games.
Ronaldo had high expectations going into the World Cup in Qatar, but he was bitterly disappointed. His work was excellent. Ronaldo was removed from the starting XI at one point during the competition. His argument with instructor Santos became widely known.
Santos was fired when Portugal was knocked out of the World Cup quarterfinals. Then Portugal delegated control to Martinez, Belgium’s head coach. Despite his advanced age, the Spanish mentor demonstrated that he still had big intentions for Ronaldo. Ronaldo signed Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nasser following the World Cup.
Joao Cancelo, Danilo Pereira, Nuno Mendez, Pepe, Ruben Diaz, Antonio Silva, Ganchalo Inacio, Diego Leyte, Rafael Guerreiro, Joao Palhinha, Bruno Fernandez, Joao Mario, Otavio Montero, Vitinha, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gansalo Ramos, Joao Felix, Rafael Liao, and Diego Jota make up the Portugal team.