Cristiano Ronaldo back in the Portuguese selection for the first time since the 2018 World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal in the 2018 FIFA World Cup ™ tour between Switzerland and Fisht Stadium on 30 June 2018 in Sochi, Russia (Photo: VI Images via Getty Images)

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Cristiano Ronaldo was called into the Portuguese team for the first time since 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia:

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The Fernando Santos team will play two qualifying matches for the UEFA Europe 2020 Championship in Lisbon in March. The defending champions will face Ukraine on March 22nd and face Serbia three days later.

Ronaldo asked to be excluded from Portugal's matches in September 2018, as he wanted to have time to adapt to his move from Real Madrid to Juventus. Reuters.

The striker was also excluded from the Portuguese team in October and November for matches against Poland, Scotland and Italy, although no official reason was given to justify his absence.

Portugal has come out well without his talisman. They are unbeaten in six games, winning three wins and qualifying for the finals of the UEFA Nations League.

However, they will be boosted by the return of Ronaldo, who has an impressive first season in Serie A.

TURIN, ITALY - MARCH 12: Cristiano Ronaldo (C) of Juventus celebrates the first leg of the 16th leg of the UEFA Champions League between Juventus and the Club of Atletico Madrid at the Allianz Stadium March 12, 2019 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Chris Brunskill

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Juventus are about to retain their league title, with Ronaldo scoring 19 goals and 8 assists in 26 games.

He has also proven himself in the UEFA Champions League. Ronaldo has scored a hat-trick in the last 16 games to give Juve the 3-2 overall win over Atletico Madrid after a 2-0 first-leg loss.

The objectives have maintained its excellent strike rate in the best European competitions:

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Ronaldo said after the victory over Atletico that his Champions League record was the reason why Juventus wanted to sign him. Sky sports.

"That's why Juventus brought me here to help do things they had never done before, that's the mentality you need to win in the Champions League. do my job and I am very happy tonight, it was a It is always hard to deal with Atletico, but we are also strong and we have proven it. "

Ronaldo has already won international success with Portugal after helping him win the Euro 2016. He is also the record scorer of his country and has more than 150 selections for the national team .

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