Saturday, June 07, 2014
PORTUGAL GETS RONALDO BOOST DESPITE INJURY SCARE
Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to training with the Portugal national team ahead of the 2014 World Cup despite the scare of injury, the Portuguese Football Association has confirmed.
The reigning world footballer of the year's fitness has been a concern after it was announced he was struggling with patellar tendinosis and was again forced to sit out a World Cup warm-up match as his side earned a late win against Mexico.
Portugal coach Paulo Bento had said he "does not know" if Ronaldo will be fit for their World Cup opener on 16 June.
However, the Real Madrid super star looks to be winning his race to be fit in time for his nation's World Cup opener against Germany on June 16.
A statement on the Portuguese FA's official website said that Ronaldo and Raul Meireles are training with their teammates.
Ronaldo's final chance to prove his fitness before the tournament comes in a warm-up game against Republic of Ireland on Wednesday.
Portugal begin their campaign in Brazil against Germany, before matches against Group D rivals USA and Ghana.