World Cup 2014: Portugal given boost as Cristiano Ronaldo returns to training to dampen fears he could miss Brazil 2014 through injury
Ronaldo has been suffering from a knee and thigh injury but returned to training on the eve of the tournament
Saturday 07 June 2014
Cristiano Ronaldo has given Portugal a boost on the eve of the World Cup by resuming training.
There were concerns the Real Madrid player may miss the opening Group G game against Germany because of knee and thigh problems.
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However, the Portuguese Football Association gave an encouraging update on Saturday, nine days before the opener in Salvador.
The FPF statement read: "Cristiano Ronaldo and Raul Meireles integrated with the remaining group of players."
Midfielder Meireles had been struggling with a muscular problem.
However, central defender Pepe worked away from the main group of players as he continued his recovery from a leg injury.
The statement added: "Pepe is carrying out his rehabilitation and sport specific exercises in the field individually."
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