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Ronaldo sent home from Portugal camp after breaking Ali Daei’s record

Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, has been released from their camp six days earlier than planned.

Ronaldo is now expected to return to the United Kingdom, where he will make his second Manchester United debut against Newcastle on September 11.

On Wednesday night, the 36-year-old broke the world record for goals against Republic of Ireland in a 2-1 win.

Ronaldo moved clear of ex-Iran striker, Ali Daei as the all-time leading goalscorer in international football, by netting his 110th and 111th goals for Portugal in a World Cup qualifying fixture.

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However, a yellow card issued by referee Matej Jug after Ronaldo removed his shirt while celebrating his second goal, means he is suspended for Tuesday’s qualifier against Azerbaijan in Baku.

Ronaldo had been due to play that game and Saturday’s friendly against Qatar in Hungary, but with the goal record now secure, Portugal coach Fernando Santos has released the player from his squad.

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