‘Ronaldo will recover for World Cup’

Portugal striker Hugo Almeida is confident that Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo will be fully fit for the World Cup.

It was confirmed this week that Ronaldo was suffering from a couple of injuries, although he was said to be back in training.

AS reports that Ronaldo did take part in training when it was open to the media and later underwent individual rehabilitation.

Almeida said at a Press conference that Ronaldo’s presence in the 23-man squad means he will be ready for the tournament.

“Cristiano is going to recover well and that’s what matters,” the Besiktas man said.

“If he is here with the national team it’s because he is well and all will go well. I imagine we’re going to have him.”

Portugal face Germany in their opening Group G game, then play the United States and Ghana to round out the opening stage.

Ronaldo’s Madrid teammate Pepe is also a doubt and remained at the team hotel rather than travel to training to continue his recovery from a muscle injury suffered in May.

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