The 2010 World Cup qualifiers resume this weekend with Portugal playing away to Sweden in Group A.
Portugalâ€™s new coach Carlos Queiros will have to deal without the likes of Deco, Simao Sabrosa, Maniche, or even Ricardo Carvalho as these players all have injury worries.
However, one man who is back in the squad is Manchester Unitedâ€™s ace Cristiano Ronaldo.
The winger had his first call up since the Euros last week Friday, and he is extremely delighted to reunite with Man Unitedâ€™s former assistant manager Carlos Queiros.
Speaking to a Portuguese paper Record, Ronaldo explained how much he was happy to be back playing for his country and especially under his â€˜fatherâ€™ Carlos Queiros.
The Portuguese Superstar assessed his teamâ€™s chances of qualifying, stating that he was very confident of qualification despite their last minute 3 â€“ 2 loss at home to Denmark in their last game.
Cristiano Ronaldo has a lot of belief in Carlos Queiros, despite the manâ€™s mixed start since he took charge of the club.
Portugalâ€™s defence will have to contain Inter Milanâ€™s Ibrahimovic and break the lines of goalkeeper Isaksson to clinch victory far away in Sweden; Ronaldoâ€™s combination with Nani and Quaresma is certainly the perfect trio to do so.
Written by: Angela Asante