Ronaldo to play in League finals

Cristiano Ronaldo will play for hosts Portugal in June’s Nations League finals, says manager Fernando Santos.

The Juventus forward, 34, missed six international games after the World Cup, including the Nations League qualifying campaign, before returning for March’s Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Portugal play Switzerland in their semi-final on 5 June; the winners then face England or the Netherlands.

“He has a constant appreciation and passion for his country,” said Santos.

Santos will name his squad for the inaugural finals on 23 May and said Portugal’s all-time top scorer Ronaldo will “certainly be” selected.

Speaking on Portugal’s Sport TV, he added: “His absence in the qualifying stages was very well explained and was a totally legitimate and understandable decision. He explained us well. We understood that the best way was that he would not be with us in that period.”

All About Foot ball

Soccer World

Bevis Mugabi: I Am ready for Uganda Cranes duty

Uganda Cranes towering defender Bevis Mugabi Kristofer Kizito, 21, remains optimistic about delivering to the expected standards ahead of the upcoming 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt (June...

Know your Cranes Star: Juuko Murshid

Murushid Juuko (born 14 April 1994 in Entebbe,Wakiso District is a Ugandan footballer currently currently playing for Tanzanian giants Simba SC as a Center Back. (more…)

Time to move:Vincent Kompany leaves Manchester City to become Anderlecht player-manager

Vincent Kompany says joining Anderlecht as player-manager is the "most passionate yet rational" decision he has ever made after announcing he has left Manchester City. The 33-year-old has signed a...

Manchester City drub Watford 6-0

Manchester City rounded off an outstanding season by crushing Watford at Wembley to clinch a historic domestic treble. Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus both scored twice as Pep Guardiola's team...