Thursday, 19th June, 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo’s World Cup campaign is in doubt after he limped out of Portugal’s training session on Wednesday.

The Real Madrid star, who has been struggling with thigh and knee injuries in recent times, was seen leaving the field early with an ice pack strapped to his left knee.

The 29-year-old played the full 90 minutes of Portugal’s opening game but failed to inspire his side as they went down 4-0 to Germany.

Apart from the heavy defeat, the Iberian country also lost Ronaldo’s club team-mates Fabio Coentrao through injury and Pepe, who was shown a red card after head-butting Thomas Muller.

And Ronaldo’s injury could derail Portugal’s World Cup journey further with tough tests against the United States and Ghana on the horizon.  


However, back-up goalkeeper Beto played down concerns about the winger’s fitness as he insisted that the former Manchester United man is “100% fit to play.”

"Cristiano is 100% fit to play," he was quoted as saying by the BBC.

"Every match, if he starts to play, it is because he is fit to play, he's ready to play."

Portugal will take on the United States on Sunday before facing Ghana in their final Group G game four days later.

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