Cristiano Ronaldo missed three World Cup practices due to injuries.


Cristiano Ronaldo missed three World Cup practices due to injuries. Cristiano Ronaldo skipped Portugal’s Wednesday workout because Otavio, Nuno Mendes, and Danilo Pereira were all sidelined with injuries ahead of their final group match against South Korea.

Ronaldo scored from the penalty spot against Ghana in his country’s opening World Cup game to become the first player to score in five different tournaments.

The veteran forward attempted to claim he had scored Portugal’s opening goal against Uruguay in their second group match, but it was determined that the ball had gone straight into the goal despite Portugal allegedly providing evidence that the 37-year-old had headed in a cross from Bruno Fernandes.

Portugal has already qualified for the Round of 16, and all they need is a point from South Korea in their final group match to guarantee their advancement as group winners. That implies that their starting lineup will likely undergo a number of changes.

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They had to work with Paris Saint-Germain winger Nunes, who was sidelined with a muscle injury in the victory over Uruguay, and club teammate Danilo, who is still recovering from broken ribs he sustained in training. Otavio, on the other hand, is still not fully fit after suffering a muscular injury in the team’s opening victory over Ghana.

Ronaldo was also not present because, according to Marca, he preferred to work on his own training rather than being put to the test alongside the rest of the team. It is still unknown if the forward who is not affiliated with a team will sit out the match against South Korea.

Ronaldo will undoubtedly want to play right away, but Fernando Santos, the manager of Portugal, may see the match as a perfect chance to switch up his attacking options. Players like Matheus Nunes, Goncalo Ramos, and Rafael Leao will be vying for spots in the starting lineup.

In each of Portugal’s first group games, Ronaldo has been the line leader, with former club teammate Bruno Fernandes serving as a playmaker and Bernardo Silva and Joao Felix playing wider attacking roles.

Following his shocking interview with Piers Morgan, the Portuguese superstar ended his relationship with Manchester United by mutual consent last week. He has fully shifted into international mode and plans to shatter numerous World Cup records.