Ronaldo’s name Absent from UEFA Nations League games against Italy and Poland

 Ronaldo’s name Absent from UEFA Nations League games against Italy and Poland

Everton midfielder Andre Gomes has returned to Portugal national team as one of five changes made to the squad by coach Fernando Santos for the UEFA Nations League games against Italy and Poland.

Portugal travel to Milan to face Italy on Nov. 17 before facing Poland in Guimaraes three days later, still without Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo – who has scored seven goals and set up five others in 11 Serie A starts for Juventus and scored his first Champions League goal for them in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to former club Manchester United – has not featured for the national team since Portugal's round of 16 World Cup defeat to Uruguay.

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Portugal's 25-man squad:

Goalkeepers: Beto (Goztepe), Claudio Ramos (Tondela), Rui Patricio (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Defenders: Cedric Soares (Southampton), Joao Cancelo (Juventus), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund), Luis Neto (Zenit St. Petersburg), Mario Rui (Napoli), Jose Fonte (Lille), Pepe (Besiktas), Ruben Dias (Benfica).

Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes (Sporting Lisbon), Danilo Pereira (Porto), Andre Gomes (Everton), Pizzi (Benfica), Renato Sanches (Bayern Munich), Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Joao Mario (Inter), William Carvalho (Real Betis).

Forwards: Andre Silva (Sevilla), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Bruma (RB Leipzig), Eder (Lokomotiv Moscow), Goncalo Guedes (Valencia), Rafa Silva (SL Benfica).

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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