BREAKING NEWS: Cristiano Ronaldo pulls out of Portugal squad

Portugal coach Paulo Bento has received some disappointing news on the injury front as he will have to make do without the services of star player Cristiano Ronaldo in Wednesday’s international friendly against Gabon.

Ronaldo picked up a knock in the opening stages of Real Madrid’s 2-1 La Liga win over Levante on Sunday, and was taken off at half-time as a result of his physical problems.

“He’s dizzy. In the first half he was unable to see properly with that eye, but during the break he couldn’t see properly with either,” commented Madrid coach Jose Mourinho on Ronaldo’s injury.

“So it was impossible for him to continue. When he gets to Madrid he will go to hospital to have the tests he needs.”

The prolific attacker has now opted not to take any risks and will remain in Madrid to recover rather than represent the national side.

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