Portugal begin their World Cup campaign on Thursday when they face GhanaCristiano Ronaldo continues to be in the news after he departed Man UnitedOn the official FIFA teamsheet for the clash, Ronaldo was listed as a free agentClick here for the latest World Cup 2022 news, fixtures, live action and results

FIFA have listed Cristiano Ronaldo as a free agent for Portugal’s World Cup Group H encounter with Ghana – just 48 hours after his sensational sacking by Manchester United.

Fernando Santos’s team begin their World Cup campaign against the African nation at 4pm (GMT).

And in the official teamsheet published ahead of kick off, Ronaldo’s name was listed with his club labelled as ‘N/A (Free Agent)’.

It comes after it was announced on Tuesday that he left Manchester United by mutual consent following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan last week, where he heavily criticised various aspects of the club, including Erik ten Hag.

Ronaldo, who is Portugal’s captain and their all-time record goalscorer with 117 goals, in 191 appearances, will be keen to make an impact at the tournament to boost his prospects of securing a Champions League club after the tournament.

FIFA list Cristiano Ronaldo as a FREE AGENT on the official teamsheet for Portugal's opening World Cup clash with Ghana - just 48 hours after his sensational sacking by Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo has been listed as a free agent by FIFA on Portugal’s team sheet ahead of their clash with Ghana

FIFA list Cristiano Ronaldo as a FREE AGENT on the official teamsheet for Portugal's opening World Cup clash with Ghana - just 48 hours after his sensational sacking by Manchester United

Next to Ronaldo’s name, where the club had to be listed, it merely said: ‘N/A (Free Agent)’

He has been a key player for his country ever since he made his debut back in 2003 – but has struggled for form this year, scoring just two times in seven international appearances.

He also failed to make an impact for Manchester United with one goal in 10 Premier League games this season,before his dismissal on Tuesday.

Fans were quick to react to the rather bizarre looking teamsheet, where every other player had their club listed.

One bemused user said: ‘N/A Free Agent on Ronaldo is just crazy,’ with another user replying: ‘Yep. Looks very odd.’

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