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Cristiano Ronaldo

29-Year-Old Forward     Real Madrid  La Liga


Birthdate:  February 5, 1985    Birthplace:  Madeira, Portugal    Nationality:  Portugal    Height:  6' 1"    Weight:  165 lbs    

June 22, 2014    Cristiano Ronaldo News

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Ronaldo sent in a cross with only seconds remaining before the final whistle that was headed in by Varela to save Portugal from elimination at the World Cup on Sunday.

Ronaldo took seven shots in the game, with two landing on goal, and appeared to be frustrated with his own performance throughout the night. He had a few easy (for him) looks that ended up well off target. However, his assists was a thing of class and sets up a do-or-die game Thursday against Ghana. Portugal need a big win to reach the knockout stages, but with Ronaldo on board, anything is possible.

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

June 21, 2014

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Ronaldo, who has been bothered by knee tendinitis recently, will start against the USA on Sunday in the World Cup, ESPN FC reports.

Ronaldo is one of the best goal scorers in the world when he's fit, but he is clearly below 100 percent in Brazil, which helps explain why he was so limited in Portugal's opening match against Germany. They need some kind of result Sunday to stay alive, as a loss to the US would knock them out of the next round.

June 18, 2014

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Ronaldo limped out of training Wednesday and had his knee heavily wrapped in ice following the session, the Daily Mail reports.

Ronaldo came into the World Cup battling knee tendinitis, and it has clearly not gotten better. There have been rumors that the Portugal medical staff is advising him not to play, but no decision has been made yet regarding his availability for Sunday's game against the United States.

June 16, 2014

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Ronaldo took seven shots, with two landing on goal, but he was unable to score during Portugal's 0-4 loss to Germany in their World Cup opener on Monday.

Ronaldo came into the match with thigh and knee injuries, but he was able to play all 90 minutes and did not look affected at all. While he already had the weight of the country on his shoulders, he may have to step it up even more thanks to Hugo Almeida picking up an injury that forced him to leave Monday's match after just 28 minutes. Up next is a match against the United States on Sunday, followed by Ghana the following Thursday.

June 16, 2014

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Ronaldo (thigh/knee) is in the starting XI for Portugal's World Cup opener against Germany on Monday.

Ronaldo trained fully for two straight days ahead of the match and will look to lead the charge against a strong German side.

June 15, 2014

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Ronaldo (thigh/knee) completed his second straight day of training Saturday, reports the Daily Mail. He is trying to be ready for Portugal's match against Germany on Monday.

The sight of Ronaldo sprinting and participating fully in practice should ease some worries after he was seen leaving Thursday's practice early with an ice pack on his knee. The matchup against Germany is not the best for Ronaldo during the group stage, but he is one of the favorites to take home the Golden Boot.

June 12, 2014

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Ronaldo (thigh/knee) left training early Thursday with his knee wrapped in ice, Fox Soccer reports.

Ronaldo has been dealing with tendonitis in his knee for the past few weeks, while also recovering from a thigh ailment. Portugal opens their World Cup against Germany on Monday, followed by the USA on June 22 and Ghana on June 26.

June 4, 2014

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Ronaldo is dealing with a thigh strain and tendonitis in his left knee, according to the Portuguese FA, the Daily Mail reports.

Portugal's first match in the World Cup comes June 16 against Germany, followed by matches against the USA and Ghana. Ronaldo is clearly the engine that makes the team go, so any hinderance would be a big blow to their chances of making it out of the group stage.