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Ronaldo to miss Portugal friendly against Brazil

by fwire  Sep 9, 2013 00:30 IST

Lisbon, Sep 8 (IANS) Portugal and Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Tuesday's friendly football match against Brazil.

"Ronaldo has had a week of intense treatment, he made an enormous sacrifice and now he needs to rest," Portugal doctor Henrique Jones said Saturday, reports Xinhua.

With the 28-year-old's hat-trick, Portugal recorded a 4-2 win over nine-man Northern Ireland in Group F at World Cup European Zone qualifiers, which kept them on top of the group ahead of Russia who have a game in hand.

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