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Cristiano Ronaldo keen to play Ecuador friendly despite 'overload'

Reuters
Feb 05, 2013 at 05:28pm IST

Lisbon: Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo is confident he will take part in Wednesday's friendly against Ecuador despite feeling a certain "overload".

"I have no specific (physical) problem. There is some overload, but it will not affect my availability. I will analyse what is best for me on Wednesday with the coach and doctors. I am here with body and soul. Whether or not I am at 100 percent, I will play," Ronaldo, who turned 28 on Tuesday, said.

Ronaldo, who scored the first own goal of his career during Real Madrid's 1-0 defeat to Granada over the weekend, praised Ecuador and said he believed it will be an "interesting" match-up.

Ronaldo keen to play Ecuador friendly despite 'overload'

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo is confident he will take part in Wednesday's friendly against Ecuador despite feeling a certain 'overload'.

Portugal have failed to win in their last three matches while Ecuador are unbeaten in six games and enjoying a best-ever 12th place in the FIFA rankings, six places above 2014 World Cup hosts Brazil.

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