Cristiano Ronaldo is not done yet at international level — not by a long shot — as he and his Portugal teammates gear up for another set of European Championship qualifiers.
Portugal are virtually guaranteed a spot at Euro 2024 in Germany already, after winning six from six in Group J ahead of upcoming games against Slovakia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
They routed Luxembourg 9-0 in their most recent qualifier, a game Ronaldo played no part in, as he was suspended.
But what about the next match? Will men’s international football’s leading scorer get the chance to extend his record? The Sporting News explains.
Is Cristiano Ronaldo playing for Portugal vs Slovakia?
The short answer is yes, probably. Roberto Martinez called up Ronaldo in a star-studded squad for this international break, with the intention of putting the rubber stamp on qualification.
After missing out due to suspension last time, Ronaldo will almost certainly line up against Slovakia wearing his country’s captain’s armband, as he looks to score his 124th goal in a Portuguese shirt. He’s fit and firing, returning to form with Saudi Pro League club Al Nassr of late, with 10 league goals already in 2023/24.
Slovakia will have a tough job stopping him, especially with the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Rafael Leao and Bernardo Silva likely to start behind the centre-forward in Porto.
What time does Portugal vs Slovakia kick off?
The Euro 2024 qualifier will be held on Friday, October 13, at
The match will kick off at 8.45 p.m. local time. Here is how that translates to time zones in different regions around the world:
|USA||Fri, Oct. 13||2:45 p.m. ET|
|Canada||Fri, Oct. 13||2:45 p.m. ET|
|UK||Fri, Oct. 13||7:45 p.m. BST|
|Australia||Sat, Oct. 14||4:45 a.m. AEST|
|India||Sat, Oct. 14||12:15 a.m. IST|
|Hong Kong||Sat, Oct. 14||2:45 a.m. HKT|
|Malaysia||Sat, Oct. 14||2:45 a.m. MYT|
|Singapore||Sat, Oct. 14||2:45 a.m.. SGT|
|New Zealand||Sat, Oct. 14||6:45 a.m. NZST|
Portugal vs Slovakia live stream, TV channel
|India||—||Sony LIV, JioTV|
|Malaysia||Astro SuperSport 3||Astro Go, sooka|
USA: Subscribers in the United States can stream this match on Fubo. It will be available to stream via ViX in Spanish.
Canada: This match can be streamed live via DAZN.
UK: This game is not currently set to be shown in the UK.
Australia: The game is available via Optus Sport.