Real Madrid’s Cristiano Cristiano has been named to face England in their friendly against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Sunday (AEDT).
The Portuguese international was given a colonoscopy at Madrid’s medical centre on Wednesday, but it has been revealed that the procedure was a failure.
“He’s doing well, he’s in the right state and we’re waiting for his result,” said the club’s medical director, Carlos Cuixart.
“But, I’m afraid he will not be fit for the match.”
In November, Ronaldo was diagnosed in France with colon polyps, but the former Manchester United star has remained in the Madrid team and has played in three of the Spanish team’s last five matches.
Ronaldo has scored nine goals in his last eight appearances for the club, including four goals in the 3-0 win over Sevilla in the Champions League in May.
The former Real Madrid and Real Madrid-record signing has scored twice in his past three international appearances for Spain.