The Juventus footballer heads the squad list given by Fernando Santos to begin the defense of the title against Croatia and Sweden.
The UEFA Nations League 2020-21 is just around the corner and Portugal will start their way against Croatia and Sweden on September 5 and 8, respectively. For both duels, Fernando Santos, coach of the campus, announced the summoned with Cristiano Ronaldo to the head.
This is our kit for the start of the Liga das Nações: that begins to defend the title! #AllPortugal
05/09 at 7:45 pm
08/09 às 19h45 (Local Time)
– Portugal (@selecaoportugal) August 24, 2020
In dialogue with the media, the coach said: “I did not speak with Cristiano in private, I think he must be fine, I saw the photos of his social networks and it seems that he is doing very well. He loves being in the National Team and without a doubt is motivated. “
And he added: “If you are physically well, none of us can know. I look at everyone, some are not training, others spent two days playing. But in terms of motivation, if everyone is like Ronaldo, it is guaranteed that they are all well” .
It should be noted that Portugal comes to this new edition of the new European championship of countries as the defending champion, since it won the first tournament by defeating Switzerland 3-1 in the Final Four (hat-trick of CR7) and then the Netherlands in the final 1-0.
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