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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 September 2018

Ronaldo concern ahead of Portugal's 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Real Madrid star does light training ahead of Saturday's match against Andorra

Cristiano Ronaldo focused on running with the Portuguese team physio, without touching the ball, during training. Tiago Petinga / EPA
Cristiano Ronaldo focused on running with the Portuguese team physio, without touching the ball, during training. Tiago Petinga / EPA

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo went through a worryingly light training session on Wednesday ahead of two crucial final World Cup qualifiers.

If Euro 2016 champions Portugal beat Andorra on Saturday and current Group B leaders Switzerland in Lisbon three days later they will book a direct slot at Russia 2018.

But on Wednesday Real Madrid superstar Ronaldo, accompanied by a physio, did a little running and hardly touched a ball as the rest of the squad went through a complete work out, according to an AFP photographer.

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