He wonâ€™t play, but he will offer support.
On Saturday night, Portugal will play the first leg of their play-offs tie against Bosnia Herzegovina but they will be without the presence of their captain Cristiano Ronaldo on the pitch.
The 24-year-old star winger is reportedly still recovering from his ankle injury and he will not be risked to play in Portugalâ€™s upcoming crucial matches despite showing signs of improvement.
Portugal would have to make the most of their home advantage against their opponents. Bosnia Herzegovina have a very good attacking record with the likes of striker Edin Dzeko boosting their confidence and their potential. However, their defensive record is far from equaling Portugalâ€™s.
Ahead of this crunching encounter, Portugalâ€™s captain Cristiano Ronaldo told Marca:
â€œIâ€™ll be supporting my team-mates. I am sure that we will qualify for the World Cup.â€
Should Portugal fail to qualify for the finals of the World Cup in South Africa, it will be a disaster for the country as a whole and for Cristiano Ronaldo as an individual.
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