Total demolition at World Cup. Portugal edged closer to qualify for the next stage after defeating North Korea 7-0.

Ronaldo scored a goal on the 87th minute, which is amazingly his first international goal in two years. Hope there’s more to come.

Ronaldo has defended Wayne Rooney over criticism of his World Cup displays and backed his former Manchester United team-mate to improve.

Rooney has been well below his best in England’s disappointing draws with the USA and Algeria.

But Ronaldo said: “Wayne Rooney tried very hard, but he didn’t play alone.

“When it’s not coming, when you don’t score a goal or play well, it is always the big players’ fault. But Wayne is a great player and will do a good job.”

Portugal star Ronaldo played with Rooney at United for five seasons, winning three league titles and the Champions League before leaving to join Real Madrid in 2009. [Source]

Good to see Ronaldo helping his old pal, but he has his own problem to be concerned of. His form hasn’t been impressive, and Portugal need him to step up to advance further in the World Cup.

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo believes that despite a disappointing qualifying campaign his side are among the favourites to lift the World Cup.

“There are six teams that can win the World Cup,” Ronaldo told Sport magazine. “And I would say that Portugal are definitely one of them.

“We have a great team with a lot of potential, but we have disappointed in the qualification. I’m sure that not many people expect much from us, but we can use that in a positive way.”

Portugal have been drawn in Group G alongside Brazil, Ivory Coast and North Korea.

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World Cup commercial (full version) from Nike, featuring Ronaldo and plenty of other football stars, e.g. Drogba, Rooney etc… and Homer too!!??

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