Cristiano Ronaldo could play for Portugal at 2016 Olympics

Baku. 30 June. REPORT.AZ/ Portugal could take Cristiano Ronaldo to the 2016 Olympic Games as an overage player, Report informs citing foreign media, according to the president of the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). 

Olympic rules permit each team to nominate three players born before Jan. 1, 1993, in their squad for the football tournament in Rio de Janeiro, which will take place between Aug. 3-20 next year.

Portugal Football Association (FPF) president Fernando Gomes said planning for Rio 2016 is still in the early stages but admitted Ronaldo could feature at the Games.

"It's a possibility," Gomes told Globo Esporte when asked about Ronaldo being involved in the Olympics.

"We can take three players aged over 23. Ronaldo is one of our current options but we have not thought too much about it yet."

Sixteen teams will compete for the gold medal in the men's football event in Rio, with the three other European entrants confirmed as Germany, Sweden and Denmark.

Ronaldo has enjoyed a glittering career at club level but silverware on the international scene has eluded him, with a runners-up medal at Euro 2004 the closest he's come to winning a trophy with his country.

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