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Ronaldo returns for qualifier against Norway

sports Updated: May 23, 2011 21:22 IST

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Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo will return to the Portuguese national squad in time for the Euro 2012 qualifier against Norway, it was annouced on Monday.

Ronaldo was absent due to injury from recent friendly matches but is now fully fit and part of Paulo Bento's 23-man squad for the June 4 fixture.

At the halfway stage in qualifying unbeaten Norway lead Group H on 10 points, with Portugal second on seven after four games.

Goalkeepers: Eduardo (Genoa/ITA), Rui Patricio (Sporting Lisbon), Ventura (Portimonense).

Defenders: Bruno Alves (Zenit St Petersburg/RUS), Fabio Coentrao (Benfica), Joao Pereira (Sporting Lisbon), Pepe (Real Madrid/ESP), Ricardo Carvalho (Real Madrid/ESP), Rolando (FC Porto), Silvio (Sporting Braga).

Midfielders: Duda (Malaga/ESP), Andre Santos (Sporting Lisbon), Carlos Martins (Benfica), Joao Moutinho (FC Porto), Paulo Machado (Toulouse/FRA), Raul Meireles (Liverpool/ENG), Ruben Micael (FC Porto).

Strikers: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/ESP), Danny (Zenit St Petersburg/RUS), Helder Postiga (Sporting Lisbon), Hugo Almeida (Besiktas/TUR), Nani (Manchester United/ENG), Varela (FC Porto).