World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo misses Portugal match

Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe

Captain Cristiano Ronaldo watched from the sidelines as Portugal were held to a 0-0 draw by Greece in a World Cup warm-up match in Lisbon.

The Real Madrid forward, 29, was left out of the team on Saturday as he recovers from a thigh injury.

Ronaldo's Real team-mate Pepe also sat out the friendly, as did Fenerbahce midfielder Raul Meireles.

Eder and Ricardo Costa had the hosts' best chances but both were foiled by Greece keeper Orestis Karnezis.

"In the first half we clearly deserved to be ahead and, apart from the last few minutes when we were worn out, we always had control of the game," said Portugal coach Paulo Bento.

"We have to be prepared and we have to be able to play without players who are our first choices."

Portugal face Germany, United States and Ghana in their World Cup group, while Greece meet Colombia, Ivory Coast and Japan.