Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit to face the USA on Sunday.
Portugal goalkeeper Beto has played down concerns that star player Cristiano Ronaldo may be ruled out for the rest of the World Cup.
The Real Madrid player has been plagued by injury in the lead up to the tournament, and was rumoured to have left Portugal training early on Wednesday.
It was reported that the 29-year-old would be would be risking his career if he continued to play, however Beto insisted the team’s captain was fit and ready to go for Portugal’s crunch game against the USA.
“Ronaldo didn’t leave training early. He finished his training at the same time as the rest of the players,” the shot-stopper said in a press conference.
“Cristiano is 100 percent fit to play. Every match he starts to play, it’s because he’s fit to play.
“He loves football but his body is the most important thing for him, to be fit, to be healthy so if he starts the match it’s because he’s ready, he’s fit.”
Paulo Bento’s side started their World Cup campaign in the worst fashion after being trounced by Germany 4-0, and will be counting on Ronaldo to help the Iberian side reach the round of 16.