Portugal firepower Ronaldo returns after break, teams up with Euro squad

  • AFP, Lisbon
  • Updated: Jun 08, 2016 15:31 IST
Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo eyes the ball during a training session in preparation for the Euro 2016 at Portugal's team training centre "Cidade do Futebol" (Football City) in Oeiras, outskirts of Lisbon. (AFP Photo)

Talisman Cristiano Ronaldo teamed up with the Portugal squad on Sunday ahead of Euro 2016 after a week off following Real Madrid’s Champions League victory.

Four days before Portugal’s scheduled arrival in France, Ronaldo and his Madrid colleague Pepe were due to train with Fernando Santos’ squad at their base just outside Lisbon.

Ronaldo missed his country’s 1-0 friendly defeat to England at Wembley on Thursday because he was given time to recover from a long season.

He was photographed enjoying a break aboard a yacht off the Spanish Balearic island of Ibiza.

The 31-year-old looked jaded during Real’s Champions League final win against Atletico Madrid in Milan, although he did score the decisive penalty in the shoot-out.

Ronaldo has also struggled with fitness problems in recent weeks but should play against Estonia in a final friendly on June 8, two days before Euro 2016 starts.

Portugal will face Iceland in Saint-Etienne in their Group F opener on June 14.

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