FIFA World Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe to Miss Portugal's Warm-up vs Greece

Portugal duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe are yet to fully recover from the injuries they suffered while playing for Real Madrid.

updated: May 30, 2014 19:23 IST
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Lisbon: Cristiano Ronaldo, who is still feeling the effects of a thigh injury, and Real Madrid teammate Pepe will both miss Portugal's World Cup warm-up match against Brazil-bound Greece on Saturday.

"Ronaldo will be with us but will not play... and Pepe will also not play," Portugal coach Paulo Bento said Friday.

Ronaldo sustained the injury late in the season, but Bento said there was no specific timetable to get the Portugal captain back on the pitch. "We're not going to set down a calendar for his return to competition," Bento said, adding that he wanted to take "no risk".

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