Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Moutinho and Raphael Guerreiro will all miss Portugal’s Nations League match towards Switzerland this weekend, coach Fernando Santos introduced on Saturday.
The trio have been excused the journey to Geneva on “administration” grounds reasonably than damage.
“It’s not about bodily issues, it’s a query of administration,” mentioned Santos throughout a press convention in Lisbon.
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“It wouldn’t make sense to journey to Switzerland with 26 gamers, after we can solely have 23 on the bench,” he added with out additional particulars.
Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, didn’t participate within the closing coaching session earlier than the squad took off for Geneva.
Portugal face Switzerland on Sunday to remain high of Group 2 in League A of the Nations League.
After a 1-1 attract Seville with Spain and two wins in Lisbon over Switzerland, by which Ronaldo scored twice, and the Czech Republic, Portugal have seven factors, two forward of the Spanish.