Paulo Bento confident that Real Madrid's Ronaldo will be fit for Brazil
Portugal head coach Paulo Bento has remained calm about the fitness of star man Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of the World Cup in Brazil, which gets underway in less than a month's time.
World Player of the Year Ronaldo, 29, has struggled in recent weeks with a combination of muscle and thigh issues and has missed several crucial fixtures as Real Madrid battled their way into the final of the Champions League, where the star is fully expected to play a big part.
Bento told DPA: "At the moment we just need to see how things go and see what state he'll arrive in. Then we'll do the best to manage his condition."
"A national coach doesn't meddle in club matters. I like players to play but then that depends if they are fit enough to do so."
Portugal will compete in a toughlooking Group G of the World Cup, alongside Germany, USA and Ghana.