Lisbon - Cristiano Ronaldo rejoined his Portugal team-mates on Tuesday ahead
of the start of Euro 2020 qualifying this week following a nine-month
absence from the national team
The 34-year-old Juventus forward was recalled by Portugal coach
Fernando Santos for games at home to Ukraine and Serbia, having not
played for his country since the 2018 World Cup.
Ronaldo was rested for the last six Portugal games while he settled
at his new club following his departure from Real Madrid last July.The reigning European champions, who are through to the UEFA Nations
League final in June, kick off their Group B campaign in Lisbon on
Friday against Ukraine before facing Serbia on March 25.
"Cristiano adds quality to any team. It's a pleasure to play with him
and he's very important for us," Portugal defender Joao Cancelo,
Ronaldo's team-mate at Juventus, told reporters on Tuesday.