National train Fernando Santos told reporters that the factor was a normal administration inquiry. It makes no sense to take a trip to Switzerland with 26 gamers so an overall of 23 (go to the square as well as) rest on the bench, claimed the 67-year-old instructor, that became European champion in 2016.

After three out of an overall of 6 rounds, the Seleção leads group 2 of Organization A with seven factors to Spain (5) and the Czech Republic (4 ). Switzerland is still without counters after 3 defeats.


The national football team of Portugal will contest the Nation League duel at Switzerland on Sunday in Geneva without striker Cristiano Ronaldo, Dortmund defender Raphael Guerreiro and Mittelfeldroutinier Joao Moutinho.

The 3 routine players would not fly with the team to Geneva, the Portuguese association stated in Lisbon on Saturday.

Nonetheless, on Sunday, he counts with a very solid opponent, claimed Santos.

The 37-year-old Ronaldo had actually scored 2 goals in the 4-0 win in the initial leg versus Switzerland in Lisbon.