“I’m just a normal kid, I’m still learning, still learning the sport, still playing football.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter and Ronaldo’s former team-mate Sepp Stadler are among those to have hailed the Brazilian’s contribution to the sport. “
It’s the most beautiful thing that I have experienced in my life.”
FIFA president Sepp Blatter and Ronaldo’s former team-mate Sepp Stadler are among those to have hailed the Brazilian’s contribution to the sport.
“He has done an amazing job with this competition, and the way he has developed his game, and this tournament, he has made it so that every player can play,” said Stadlers team-mates Stéphane Saracens.
The World Cup final took place on Sunday, with the home side Portugal and the visiting Spain team battling for the trophy.
Portugal beat Spain in the semi-finals, with Ronaldo leading the way for the Portuguese side with 11 goals.
“It’s a really, really big honour for Cristiano to be here, it’s a dream come true for him, and it’s just the way we’re going to play it,” said Saracenses team-leader André Silva.
Brazil are now six points clear of third-placed Croatia, who were drawn in Group D after drawing 0-0 with the hosts Croatia in their opener.
The tournament’s first leg takes place on Wednesday (AEST).