Portugal’s squad for this month’s Euro 2024 qualifiers against Liechtenstein and Luxembourg will include Cristiano Ronaldo.
After Portugal’s 2022 World Cup quarterfinal exit to Morocco, Ronaldo, 38, had previously been coy about his international future.
In recent years, the former Manchester United forward has joined Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr but remains committed to representing his country.
With 196 international caps, Ronaldo is tied with Kuwait’s Bader Al-Mutawa for the most international caps in men’s football history.
It is possible that Al-Mutawa will face the Philippines on Thursday, the same day Portugal will play Liechtenstein.
In January, Roberto Martinez was appointed as manager of Portugal, making him Ronaldo’s fifth manager.
Formerly, he played for Portugal’s senior team under Luiz Felipe Scolari, Carlos Queiroz, Paulo Bento, and Fernando Santos.
The Portuguese FA will benefit financially from Martinez’s decision to extend Ronaldo’s international career.
“We’re going to start a footballing process to try to get to know all the players that could make it to the national team,” said Martinez.
“We’re going to give all the players an opportunity and respect all those who are already in the national team. Cristiano is one of them.
“I’m delighted to be able to have them by my side. It’s a process that we have to face naturally, with responsibility, and we’re going to make important decisions for the team.”