Portugal's national soccer team player Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball as he attends a team practice in Florham Park, New Jersey, June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Cristiano Ronaldo is in line for a morale-boosting return to the Portugal side for Tuesday's friendly in the U.S. against Ireland, just two days before the World Cup begins.Bento has been keen to stress that Portugal – who only made it to Brazil via a playoff with Sweden that saw Ronaldo fire a hat-trick – are more than just one player.But Wolfsburg man Vieirinha admitted their star player's return had buoyed the whole squad.Ronaldo has scored 49 goals in 110 matches for Portugal.Ronaldo trained with the full squad again Sunday at the New York Jets' center, as did experienced midfielder Raul Meireles, another who has been sidelined with injury.
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