He is back! Cristiano Ronaldo resumes training for Portugal in World Cup preparation

Cristiano Ronaldo in training for Portugal ahead of World Cup

Bad news for Ghana and their 'supposed' witch doctor, Cristiano Ronaldo returns to training with the Portugal national team today.

The world footballer of the year has been struggling with tendinosis in his knee and a muscle injury in his left thigh since the end of the domestic campaign and there were serious fears he may miss Portugal’s opening game of the World Cup against Germany on June 16.

Cristiano Ronaldo resumes training for Portugal
He is back!

Cristiano Ronaldo resumes training for Portugal

However, the Portuguese Football Association provided an encouraging update on both Ronaldo and midfielder Raul Meireles, who had also been struggling with injury.

An FPF statement read: "Cristiano Ronaldo and Raul Meireles integrated with the remaining group of players."

Former Liverpool player Meireles, who now plays for Fenerbahce in Turkey, had been struggling with a muscular problem.

In addition, central defender Pepe worked away from the main group of players as he continued his own recovery from a leg injury.

The statement added: "Pepe is carrying out his rehabilitation and sport specific exercises in the field individually."

Portugal's opening fixture with the Germans is on Monday 16 June, with their subsequent Group G fixtures against the USA and Ghana on Sunday 22 June and Thursday 26 June respectively.

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