Cristiano Ronaldo pulls out of Portugal squad

Goal :    Portugal coach Paulo Bento has received some disappointing news on the injury front as he will have to make do without the services of star player Cristiano Ronaldo in Wednesday’s international friendly against Gabon.

The Real Madrid attacker picked up a knock in the opening stages of the Spanish side’s 2-1 La Liga win over Levante on Sunday, and was taken off at halftime as a result of his problem.

“He’s dizzy. In the first half he was unable to see properly with that eye, but during the break he couldn’t see properly with either,” commented Madrid coach Jose Mourinho on Ronaldo’s injury.