Cristiano Ronaldo: Manchester United forward released early by Portugal

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Ronaldo was arrested for taking off his shirt during his celebration of his record-breaking goal

Portugal has released Cristiano Ronaldo early from international duty due to suspension.

Ronaldo, 36 years old, was the leading international men's soccer goal scorer with two goals against Republic of Ireland. However, he was later booked by the referee after removing his shirt.

Portugal will face Qatar on Saturday, and Azerbaijan next Monday.

Ronaldo, who has rejoined Juventus from Juventus, can now join Manchester United sooner than expected.

He made a surprise move to Old Trafford at the transfer deadline and will make his second Red Devils debut against Newcastle in Saturday's Premier League match.

Ronaldo scored two late headers for Portugal to increase his total to 111. This surpasses the previous record held by Ali Daei who scored 109 goals between 1993-2006 for Iran.