The great Cristiano Ronaldo will not play in Portugal’s friendly clash against Sweden as head coach Roberto Martinez makes changes to his squad.

Ronaldo was included in Martinez’s initial 32-man squad for the game.

However, the Al-Nassr forward has been left out alongside Diogo Dalot, Joao Cancelo, Danilo Pereira, Otavio, Ruben Neves, Vitinha and Joao Felix.

ESPN reports that the listed players have been rested for the friendly.

Ronaldo, who is on vacation with his family in Saudi Arabia, has been given some time to rest, with the Saudi Pro League paused for the international break.

The 39-year-old played the whole 90 minutes for Al-Nassr on Saturday evening and has therefore been given some important time off before another immensely busy summer.


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