Again, Portugal Drops Ronaldo For International Games
Portugal has once again snubbed captain Cristiano Ronaldo in the list of invited players for their two international matches in October.
The Juventus forward will not be in the Portuguese team for the internationals against Poland and Scotland.
Portugal visit Poland in the Uefa Nations League on 11 October, before travelling to Scotland for a friendly on 14 October.
"In the future, nothing prevents Cristiano from giving his contribution to the national team," Portugal coach Fernando Santos said.
The former Real Madrid player missed the internationals against Croatia and Italy in September.
At the time, Santos said Ronaldo missed the internationals against Croatia and Italy because the player needed time to adapt to his move from Real Madrid.
On Wednesday, the 33-year-old denied an allegation that he raped Kathryn Mayorga in 2009 in Las Vegas.
Ronaldo said he was calm over "any and all investigations" as he had a "clear" conscience over the allegation.
The Portugal captain missed Juventus' Champions League win against Young Boys on Tuesday through suspension.
Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo, who joined Juventus for £99.2m in July, has scored 85 goals in 154 games for his country and won Euro 2016.
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