Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo will not feature for the European champions in their next four games, according to coach Fernando Santos.
But the Portugal coach, who made this known on Thursday afternoon, refused to give any reasons.
Portugal are due to play three Nations League games against Poland on 17 October and against Italy and Poland in November and a friendly against Scotland later this month.
The 33-year-old Ronaldo, who missed his country’s two games in September, is being investigated over allegation that he raped a model in Las Vegas in 2009.
But the former Real Madrid forward has since denied the accusation.