No CR7 in Portugal Squad to Face Poland & Scotland

Portugal coach Fernando Santos has named his squad for the upcoming clashes against Poland and Scotland, with Cristiano Ronaldo a notable absentee.

He was unable to steer a course past the last-16 stage in Russia, with attention quickly shifted to domestic matters once defeat to Uruguay dashed his dreams on a global stage.

Ronaldo completed his switch from Real Madrid to Juve shortly after his involvement at another showpiece event came to a close, and he is still adjusting to new surroundings.

They are due to face Poland in the UEFA Nations League on October 11, but then taking in a friendly date with Scotland three days later.

His remarkable international goal haul will also stand at 85 for the foreseeable future, with it yet to be determined whether he be recalled by Portugal during the next round of games in November.