The Portuguese star was chosen to face Slovakia and Portugal in the Euro 2024 qualifiers.
Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo, who celebrates the 20th anniversary of his selection, was included in a list of 24 players chosen by coach Roberto Martinez to play the Euro 2024 qualifying matches against Slovakia and Luxembourg. “The player with 200 picks is unique!“The Seleçao coach said during a press conference.”I can tell you that I really like having Cristiano Ronaldo on my teamadded the Spanish coach.
Always very decisive
The 38-year-old, who now plays for Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr, celebrated his 200th cap last June by scoring the only goal in Portugal’s 1-0 win over Iceland, allowing the Selecao to maintain their lead at the top. From Group J for Euro 2024.
Portugal will meet Slovakia on the eighth of next September in Bratislava, then Luxembourg three days later at the Algarve Stadium (south).
The list of 24 players selected:
. Goalkeepers (3): Diogo Costa (Porto, Portugal), Jose Sa (Wolverhampton, England), Rui Patricio (Roma, Italy).
. Defenders (8): Diogo Dalot (Manchester United, England), Nelson Semedo (Wolverhampton, England), Joao Cancelo (Manchester City, England), Danilo Pereira (Paris Saint-Germain, France), Robin Dias (Manchester City, England), Antonio Silva (Benfica). Gonzalo Inacio (Sporting, Portugal), Totti Gomez (Wolverhampton, England).
. Midfielders (6): Joao Balenia (Fulham, England), Ruben Neves (Al Hilal, Saudi Arabia), Bruno Fernandez (Manchester United, England), Otavio Montero (Al Nasr Saudi Arabia), Vitinha (Paris Saint-Germain, France). Bernardo Silva (Manchester City/England).
. Attack (7): Ricardo Horta (Sporting Braga), Rafael Leao (Milan, Italy), Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Cristiano Ronaldo (Al-Nasr Saudi Arabia), Pedro Neto (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England), Gonzalo Ramos. (Paris Saint-Germain / France), Diogo Jota (Liverpool / England).