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Cristiano Ronaldo omitted from Portugal squad amid rape allegations

The Portugal captain will play no part in their upcoming international games against Poland and Scotland.

Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo (file photo).
Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo (file photo).
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CRISTIANO RONALDO WILL not take part in Portugal’s next four internationals, the national coach Fernando Santos said on Thursday, refusing to give any reasons.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner missed the two internationals Portugal played in September.

At the time, Santos suggested that the 33-year-old’s absence was temporary and intended to help the star attacker adapt after his move from Real Madrid to Juventus.

Since then accusations that Ronaldo committed rape in 2009, which the player denies, have resurfaced.

This autumn, Portugal are due to play three Nations League games, against Poland on 17 October and against Italy and Poland in November and a friendly against Scotland later this month.

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