Ronaldo was called up to the national team after a turbulent season with MU and Al Nassr.
With good form in Al Nassr shirt (14 goals in 16 games), Cristiano Ronaldo is still called up by coach Roberto Martinez . He and central defender Pepe are the two oldest players to be featured in the Portuguese national team.
At the age of 38, Ronaldo is still guaranteed a future by coach Martinez in the national team. Former captain Wigan wants to take advantage of the experience and leadership ability of the student born in 1985.
Meanwhile, Pepe is still the mainstay of Porto, despite being 40 years old. The former Real Madrid star played 34 games last season and has just been extended his contract by the Dragao Stadium BLD for another year.
In addition to the two veterans mentioned above, the Portuguese team still retains a quality framework to prepare for the campaign in the EURO 2024 qualifying campaign. 10 of the names selected this time are playing in the Premier League, which is Jose Sa, Ruben Neves, Nelson Semedo (Wolves), Diogo Dalot, Bruno Fernandes (MU), Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva (Man City), Joao Palhinha (Fulham) and Diogo Jota (Liverpool).
On June 18 and 21, “Seleccao” will have 2 matches, against Bosnia and Iceland respectively. Ronaldo and his teammates are leading Group J with 6 points after 2 matches. In the qualifying round, the top 2 teams in each group will have tickets to the EURO 2024 finals.