After Russia’s massive win against Saudi Arabia, it is cleared that tournament will go in different directions where teams will put efforts to portray a better game in fields. Russia won by 5-0 at the start of FIFA World Cup 2018, probably the highest scoring team on the first match of any FIFA.
Portugal has announced a list of their players for FIFA World Cup 2018, Christiano Ronaldo the five times Ballon d’Or winner (here is A Complete List Of Ballon d’Or Winners Since 1956 To 2017 ) can definitely do a magic to lead his team into the Semi-Finals.
The reigning European champs Portugal enter the 2018 World Cup knowing this could be Cristiano Ronaldo’s last. After winning Euro 2016 in France is not the most convincing of fashion, the pressure is on here to make a deep run and possibly earn the country’s first ever World.
Squad 2010 and 2018:
|Goalkeeper||Anthony Lopes (Olympique Lyonnais)|
|EDUARDO||Beto (Goztepe SK)|
|BETO||Rui Patricio (Sporting CP)|
|BRUNO ALVES||Bruno Alves (Rangers)|
|PAULO FERREIRA||Cedric (Southampton)|
|Rolando||Jose Fonte (Dalian Aerbin)|
|Duda||Mario Rui (Napoli)|
|Ricardo Carvalho||Pepe (Besiktas)|
|MIGUEL||Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund)|
|Ricardo Costa||Ruben Dias (Benfica)|
|FABIO COENTRAO||Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City)|
|CRISTIANO RONALDO||Andre Silva (AC Milan)|
|LIEDSON||Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)|
|DANNY||Gelson Martins (Sporting CP)|
|SIMAO||Goncalo Guedes (Valencia)|
|HUGO ALMEIDA||Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas)|
|PEDRO MENDES||Adrien Silva (Leicester City)|
|MIGUEL VELOSO||Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)|
|PEPE||Bruno Fernandes (Sporting CP)|
|RAUL MEIRELES||Joao Mario (West Ham United)|
|Ruben Amorim||Joao Moutinho (Monaco)|
|Tiago||Manuel Fernandes (Lokomotiv Moscow)|
|DECO||William (Sporting CP)|
|World Cup appearances: 7|
|Best finish: Third place, 1966|
|Last World Cup: Group stage|
|Friday, June 15: vs. Spain at 2 p.m. ET|
|Wednesday, June 20: vs. Morocco at 8 a.m. ET|
|Monday, June 25: vs. Iran at 2 p.m. ET|
Definitely five times the best player in the world, Christiano Ronaldo, a 33 years old striker enriched with lots of experience and physical abilities to capitalize the opportunities and to defeat into victory, it’s only Christiano Ronaldo, his brilliant performance, toe to kick the ball and push into the net, swinging moves, doubling, everything that you can imagine for a perfect player, he never misses chance to score. He is no doubt the prince of FIFA World Cup 2018 as per our assumptions.
Player to watch:
It’s Goncalo Guedes. He’s a guy I’ve watched the play over 30 times this season at Valencia, on loan from PSG, and the move paid off. At PSG, with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, chances to play would be limited. So he goes on loan to Spain where he may stay after this season, and he completely tears it up. He’s so unbelievably fast, and at 21 years old, he’s got the potential to be one of the world’s best. He can get down the wing, but what he does best is cut inside and create chances for himself and others. Working with Ronaldo and potentially Andre Silva in the attack, he can be another creative force for this team in Russia.