London, Nov 11 (ANI): Ace striker Cristiano Ronaldo will miss both of Portugal's World Cup play-off games against Bosnia-Hercegovina on 14 and November18, due to an ankle injury.
Ronaldo has travelled to his homeland to have his ankle injury assessed, despite Spanish club Real Madrid claiming their player would not be fit enough to play.
Portuguese Football Federation doctors checked the winger's fitness after he flew into Lisbon on Tuesday and agreed with Real Madrid's diagnosis.
Madrid had initially baulked at allowing their 80 million pound man to travel ahead of Portugal's first-leg clash on Saturday, The Sun reports.
The Portuguese Football Association said they wished Ronaldo a "good and rapid recovery" from an injury he picked up while playing for Real Madrid in a Champions League game against Marseille on 30 September.
He has not played in seven games for the Spanish club since, but did figure in Portugal's World Cup qualifier against Hungary on 10 October where he aggravated his ankle problem. (ANI)