Portugal take Cristiano Ronaldo out of friendly against Italy
Portugal take Cristiano Ronaldo out of friendly against Italy

Portuguese national team coach Fernando Santos has said he has decided to remove exhausted striker Cristiano Ronaldo from the squad ahead of Tuesday's friendly against Italy.

2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier: Helder Postiga scores to lead Portugal to 1-0 win over Russia

Portugal recorded a priceless 1-0 victory over Russia in their qualifier at the Estadio da Luz on Friday to keep their 2014 World Cup hopes well and truly alive.