Fabio Coentrao has revealed he is too tired to represent Portugal at the World Cup.
The Real Madrid full-back, who spent 2017-18 at Sporting CP, said he has had a "very tiring" season in an Instagram post as he told Portugal coach Fernando Santos not to call him up for the group heading to Russia.
"Last week, after a lot of consideration, I told the national team that after a very tiring season, I feel I am not in the conditions required to represent the Selecao at the World Cup," Coentrao said as FourFourTwo reported.
"I will never turn my back on my country, and hope to be able to represent our national team more often in the future.
"Until then, I am and I will always be one to cheer on the outside, see you soon. Good luck guys."