The Portuguese Football Federation have dismissed reports claiming Nani was sent home from the World Cup for reasons other than injury.
Nani claimed on his return to Portugal that that his injury was not serious and that he would he recover in a week, prompting speculation that he had fallen out with the coaching staff.
If Nani’s claims are true, the 23-year-old would have only missed Portugal’s opener against the Ivory Coast and would have been fit to face Brazil and North Korea.
However, the vice-president of the Portuguese federation, Amandio de Carvalho, insists there are no problems between Nani and the coaching staff.
“There is no attempting to hide anything, there was only the hope that he could have recovered,” said de Carvalho.
Nani was looking to impress in the showpiece event after an impressive season at Old Trafford.
“I thought this was going to be my World Cup, I was training and playing well, but that’s life,” said Nani
“I worked a lot for this World Cup but I had the misfortune to injure myself before the start.”