Portuguese national football team manager Fernando Santos highlighted Cristiano Ronaldo’s key role in the upcoming friendly match against Algeria, during pre-match press conference in Lisbon on Wednesday. Santos also asked the Portuguese fans to come on Thursday and cheer the team in the Benfica Stadium, the largest in Spain. He also took the opportunity to compliment the Algerian team calling... Еще them «a valuable adversary… with players we know well, footballers with high technical quality, very developed.» Cristiano Ronaldo was seen training with the Portuguese team one day after having celebrated the anniversary of his twins. The 2018 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities across Russia, with the final set to take place in Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Portugal is set to face Spain, Morocco and Iran in Group B, during the group stages of the World Cup tournament.