Cristiano Ronaldo will be rested for Portugal's Nations League match against Switzerland on Sunday, according to Fernando Santos.
Cristiano Ronaldo was left out ofPortugal
's roster for Sunday's Nations League match againstSwitzerland
Portugal skipper Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Moutinho, and Raphael Guerreiro did not go to Geneva with the squad.
With his side leading Group A2, Fernando Santos took advantage of the opportunity to restManchester United
Santos, when asked about the absences, said: "They are not because of physical problems – it's just normal management.
"It wouldn't make sense to have 26 traveling to Switzerland when only 23 can be in the squad. In the last game we've been doing the best management and now it has fallen to these players."
Even without Ronaldo, playmaker Ruben Neves believes Portugal has the potential to win their third match of the season.
"Obviously, Cristiano is the best player in the world and it's always good to play with him," said Neves.
"But I'm sure we're all prepared to help bring home another three points."
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