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Ronaldo takes area in Qatar for first World Cup coaching session

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival in Doha marks his fifth — and probably closing — World Cup following the Portuguese captain’s public falling out with Manchester United final week.

Cristiano Ronaldo has participated in his first Qatar World Cup coaching session following a bout with gastroenteritis, as Portugal will get able to tackle Ghana of their debut match.

On Saturday, a day after touchdown within the host nation, Ronaldo resumed coaching with Portugal, marking the crew’s first collective coaching session since arriving in Doha.

Portugal, drawn into Group H, performs Ghana on Thursday; they play Uruguay on November 28 and South Korea on December 2.

Approaching his fifth World Cup look, this may very well be Ronaldo’s final because the Portuguese captain has repeatedly hinted at retirement in recent times.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo during training in Qatar.
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo throughout coaching on the Al Shahaniya SC Training Facilities in Qatar on November 19, 2022 [Carl Recine/Reuters]

The Manchester United ahead’s arrival in Qatar comes as his membership profession additionally seems to be unsure. Last week, throughout a scathing interview with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo mentioned he felt “betrayed” by the Old Trafford Club and added he had no respect for head coach Erik ten Hag.

“The owners of the club, [the] Glazers… they don’t care — I mean professionally, sportingly,” Ronaldo mentioned within the interview. “They don’t care. I never spoke to them, never.”

Manchester United has in a roundabout way responded to the remarks however is rumoured to be exploring authorized choices, which might permit the membership to dispense of the star ahead prematurely.

“Manchester United has this morning initiated appropriate steps in response to Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent media interview,” the membership mentioned in a assertion on Friday.

They added: “We will not be making further comment until this process reaches its conclusion.”

Portugal’s midfielder Bernardo Silva, nonetheless, disregarded hypothesis that the ordeal had grow to be a distraction for the nationwide crew.

“The news that comes from England has nothing to do with the national team so I won’t say anything,” Silva mentioned in a latest interview.

Portugal’s greatest World Cup end got here in 1966 when the nationwide squad claimed third place in England. They haven’t made it to the quarter-finals because the 2006 World Cup in Germany once they captured fourth place.

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