Ronaldo not in Portugal squad for Switzerland clash

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Ronaldo not in Portugal squad for Switzerland clash

 

Ronaldo not in squad for Switzerland clash. GOAL
Ronaldo not in squad for Switzerland clash. GOAL
Fernando Santos has decided to rest Cristiano Ronaldo for Portugal's Nations League game against Switzerland on Sunday.

Cristiano Ronaldo was left out of the Portugal squad for their Nations League meeting with Switzerland on Sunday. Portugal captain Ronaldo, Joao Moutinho and Raphael Guerreiro did not travel with the team for the match in Geneva.

With his team sitting top of Group A2, Fernando Santos took the chance to grant the Manchester United striker a rest. 

Asked about the absences, Santos replied: "They are not because of physical problems – it's just normal management. It wouldn't make sense to have 26 travelling to Switzerland when only 23 can be in the squad. In the last game we've been doing the best management and now it has fallen to these players." 

Portugal have beaten both Switzerland and Czech Republic so far, whilst drawing to Spain in their other match in the competition.

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