Ronaldo left out of Portugal squad again

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Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is not in the Portugal squad for this month’s internationals against Poland and Scotland.

The former Real Madrid and Manchester United player was rested for Portugal’s internationals in September.

On Wednesday, the 33-year-oldย denied an allegationย that he raped Kathryn Mayorga in 2009 in Las Vegas.

Ronaldo said he was calm over “any and all investigations” as he had a “clear” conscience over the allegation.

The Portugal captain missed Juventus’ Champions League win against Young Boys on Tuesday through suspension.

Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo, who joined Juventus for ยฃ99.2m in July, has scored 85 goals in 154 games for his country and won Euro 2016.

“In the future, nothing prevents Cristiano from giving his contribution to the national team,” Portugal coach Fernando Santos said.

Ronaldo, Portugal’s record scorer and most-capped player, also missed Portugal’s two games in September a friendly against Croatia and a Nations League match against Italy at his own request.

The 33-year-old five-times world player of the year said he needed more time to adapt following his move from Real Madrid to Juventus, coach Fernando Santos said at the time.

Portugal visit Poland in the Uefa Nations League on 11 October, before travelling to Scotland for a friendly on 14 October.

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