May 31, 2014 at 7.30pm UK

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo out of Greece friendly with muscle injury

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo is ruled out of Saturday's World Cup warm-up friendly against Greece with a muscle injury.

Portugal coach Paulo Bento has confirmed that Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo will play no part in Saturday's World Cup warm-up friendly against Greece.

The Ballon d'Or winner, who missed today's training session with a left thigh problem, has not been given a deadline for his return.

"He will be with us, but he will not compete," Bento told reporters in a press conference. "We don't have deadlines [on his return].

"The physical well-being and health of the player is our main concern and we will not set a time limit for the return to competition. We must leave Ronaldo and other players to recover in the best possible way and without risks."

Portugal will face Germany, Ghana and the United States in Group C in Brazil next month.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Sweden during their World Cup play-off match on November 19, 2013
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