Out-of-form Cristiano Ronaldo gets dropped from latest Portugal squad

Out-of-form Cristiano Ronaldo gets dropped from latest Portugal squad

- Cristiano Ronaldo has been dropped by Fernando Santos for Portugal latest squads

- Santos says the world footballer of the year was not dropped due to his poor form

- Portugal play Saudi Arabia and United States in upcoming international friendlies

- Four uncapped players have been called up to the Euro 2016 winner's squad

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been left out of the Portugal squad for the friendly matches with Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Portugal coach Fernando Santos opted to drop the player alongside fellow experienced forwards Ricardo Quaresma and Nani and midfielder William Carvalho.

Cristiano Ronaldo dropped from latest Portugal squad

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal for Portugal. Photo: Squawka

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Ronaldo has scored only one goal in La Liga this season with Real Madrid suffering a poor run of form.

Monaco forward Marcos Lopes, Real Sociedad's Kevin Rodriguez, Lille's Edgar Ie and Braga's Ricardo Ferreira have been given their maiden call-ups.

Cristiano Ronaldo dropped from latest Portugal squad

The player and his team have been in poor form this season. Photo: Marca

Wolves' Ruben Neves, and Euro 2016 hero Eder are also included.

Portugal squad in full: Beto (Goztepe), Anthony Lopes (Lyon), Jose Sa (Porto); Nelson Semedo (Barcelona), Kevin Rodrigues (Real Sociedad), Pepe (Besiktas), Luis Neto (Fenerbahce), Ricardo Ferreira (Braga), Edgar Ie (Lille), Ricardo Pereira (Braga), Joao Cancelo (Inter); Danilo (Porto), Ruben Neves (Wolves), Joao Mario (Inter), Manuel Fernandes (Lokomotiv Moscow), Bruno Fernandes (Sporting CP), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City); Marcos Lopes (Monaco), Gelson Martins (Sporting CP), Bruma (RB Leipzig), Goncalo Guedes (Valencia), Andre Silva (AC Milan), Eder (Lille).

Source: Yen.com.gh

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