Coentrao asked to be omitted from Portugal squad

first_imgFabio Coentrao asked to be omitted from the Portugal squad for this summer’s World Cup after an unexpected injury problemThe Real Madrid loanee, who currently plays for Sporting Lisbon, has made himself unavailable for selection after enduring a chaotic season back in his homeland.The 30-year-old penned a heartfelt statement on his Facebook account insisting that he will never abandon his country and hopes to represent Portugal again at international level – just not this summer.“Last week, after a lot of consideration, I told the National Team that after a very tiring season, I feel I am not in the condition to represent the Seleção at the World Cup,” wrote Coentrao, as reported on The Sun.Cristiano Ronaldo, PortugalAli Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.“I will never turn my back on my country, and hope to be able to represent our national team more often in the future. Until then I am and I will always be one to cheer on from the outside, see you soon.“Good luck guys.”The defender has made over 50 appearances for Portugal, although he was also absent from their triumphant Euro 2016 campaign two years ago in France.last_img