Knocked out by Uruguay in the World Cup, Ronaldo is coming to the end of his Portugal career.

Portugal UEFA Nations League Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide

After starting the World Cup in a stunning fashion, Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to secure a draw against Spain, Portugal clearly struggled to create enough chances necessary to win at the highest level. Aside from Ronaldo, nobody else really looked threatening and considering he is ageing and does not have many international tournaments left in him, Portugal and coach Fernando Santos must find a replacement for the Juventus man soon. To top that off their centre-back pairing of Jose Fonte and Pepe looked completely past it, especially facing Uruguay in the knockout stages.

2-years on from their shock European Championship victory, Portugal are placed in League A, Group 3 alongside Italy and Poland.

Ronaldo may have played in his last World Cup (Getty Images)

The Coach

Fernando Santos, age 63 (10.10.54)
Having replaced Paulo Bento, it is now three years at the helm for a man who can rightly be considered as the best coach in Portugal’s history. His current contract runs until 2020.

Fernando Santos, head coach of Portugal (Getty Images)

Portugal UEFA Nations League Group

Portugal are in League A, Group 3 alongside Italy and Poland.

(UEFA)

Portugal UEFA Nations League Fixtures

10/09/2018 Monday 20:45 A3 Portugal 1 vs Italy 0
11/10/2018 Thursday 20:45 A3 Poland 2 vs Portugal 3
17/11/2018 Saturday 20:45 A3 Italy vs Portugal
20/11/2018 Tuesday 20:45 A3 Portugal vs Poland

Portugal UEFA Nations League Squad

Portugal UEFA Nations League squad – Cristiano Ronaldo has been rested from the first round of matches in the tournament.

GOALKEEPERS: Beto (Goztepe), Claudio Ramos (Tondela), Rui Patricio (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

DEFENDERS: Cedric Soares (Southampton), Joao Cancelo (Juventus), Kevin Rodrigues (Real Sociedad), Luis Neto (Zenit St. Petersburg), Mario Rui (Napoli), Pedro Mendes (Montpellier), Pepe (Besiktas), Ruben Dias (Benfica)

MIDFIELDERS: Bruno Fernandes (Sporting Lisbon), Danilo Pereira (Porto), Gedson Fernandes (Benfica), Pizzi (Benfica), Renato Sanches (Bayern Munich), Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Sergio Oliveira (Porto), William Carvalho (Real Betis)

FORWARDS: Andre Silva (Sevilla), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Bruma (RB Leipzig), Eder (Lokomotiv Moscow), Goncalo Guedes (Valencia), Helder Costa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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