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Cristiano Ronaldo is called up by new Portugal coach Roberto Martinez

Ronaldo, who turned 38 in February, was selected by new manager Roberto Martinez for the home game against Liechtenstein and the trip to Luxembourg in Group J. The former Manchester United striker, who has 196 caps, declared that he would never turn his back. about his country following their World Cup exit at the hands of Morocco in December, but ended his Facebook post on an ambiguous note. “At the moment there is not much more to say,” wrote Ronaldo, who came on as a second-half substitute in the 1-0 loss to Morocco and left the pitch in tears at full-time. Ronaldo, who has scored eight goals in nine appearances for Saudi side Al Nassr, is joined in the 26-man squad by a host of Premier League players, including former Manchester United team-mate Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva of Manchester City, Diogo of Liverpool. Chelsea’s Jota and Joao Felix.