This week Paulo Bento announced his list for the first 2016 Euro qualifier against Albania on September 7th 2014. The biggest surprise was not who was on the list but rather who wasn’t. Cristiano Ronaldo was kept off the list and when asked about why he said it was due to lack of fitness.
Some seem to be confused on why Cristiano Ronaldo is left off the list, while others wonder if there is a problem between him and the Portuguese national team coach. I, on the other hand, think that this was the best decision Paulo Bento has made in the last 4 months, and I will give you 10 reasons why.