Ronaldo Named in Roberto Martinez’s First Portugal Squad Since Taking over After the World Cup


Cristiano Ronaldo has been nominated to Portugal’s Euro 2024 qualifying squad by Roberto Martinez.


Portugal will face Liechtenstein and Luxembourg on their way to the European Championships later this month.


After meeting with Ronaldo to discuss his future engagement, Martinez allegedly added him to Portugal’s squad for the games.


Ronaldo has 196 international caps, which is tied for the most in men’s football. Ronaldo has also scored 118 goals in 118 appearances for Portugal, with more chances to add to that total this month. Despite the fact that I turned 38 last month.


Martinez told reporters: ‘Cristiano Ronaldo is a very committed player. He can bring experience and is a very important figure for the team. I don’t look at age.’


Martinez’s Portugal host Liechtenstein on Thursday, March 23, before a trip to Luxembourg three days later. The other teams in Group J are Iceland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Slovakia.


Euro 2024 takes place across ten German cities in the summer after the conclusion of the next season. 



Goalkeepers: Diogo Costa (FC Porto), Jose Sa (Wolverhampton), Rui Patricio (AS Roma).



Defenders: Diogo Dalot (Man United), Joao Cancelo (Bayern), Danilo Pereira and Nuno Mendes (PSG), Pepe (FC Porto), Ruben Dias (Manchester City), Antonio Silva (Benfica), Goncalo Inacio (Sporting), Diogo Leite (Union Berlin) and Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund).

Midfielders: Joao Palhinha (Fulham), Ruben Neves and Matheus Nunes (Wolverhampton), Bernardo Silva (Man City), Bruno Fernandes (Man United), Joao Mario (Benfica), Otavio Monteiro (FC Porto) and Vitinha (PSG).


Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nassr), Goncalo Ramos (Benfica), Joao Felix (Chelsea), Rafael Leao (Milan) and Diogo Jota (Liverpool).


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