Cristiano Ronaldo

  • Cristiano Ronaldo's mother says she tried to abort him 2 days ago

    London: Cristiano Ronaldo's mother Dolores Aveiro has revealed in her autobiography that she had tried to abort the Portuguese football star when she was pregnant. In the book, Mae Coragem, released in Portugal on Friday, Aveiro claims that she drank warm beer and ran "until she dropped" after the doctors had...
  • Messi, Ronaldo top online searches during World Cup 4 days ago

    New Delhi: He may not have been able to deliver the World Cup to Argentina but Lionel Messi topped the google search results for forwards during the just-concluded event in Brazil along with Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo. "Portuguese star Christiano Ronaldo and Argentina's Lionel Messi may have not performed to the...
  • World Cup 2014: Footballers and their trend-setting styles July 2, 2014

    Be it England star David Beckham who inked his body to celebrate each of his professional and personal achievements or the current heart-throb and Portuguese and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo who cares a lot about the way he looks - footballers are as much icons off the field as...
  • World Cup 2014: When it's about WAGs, the stars go weak on their knees June 29, 2014

    Footballers are stars themselves but their WAGs (wives and girlfriends) are not too far behind when it comes to the celebrity quotient. Their style of celebrating goals may be as different as a chalk is to cheese, but when it comes to choosing their better halves, these players seem to...
  • The Beautiful Game: Portugal were not best prepared for the World Cup June 27, 2014

    Ronaldo's first goal of the World Cup earned Portugal a 2-1 win over Ghana but couldn't prevent his team being eliminated from the tournament. ...
  • The Beautiful Game: Germany and USA reach the last 16 June 27, 2014

    Germany beat USA 1-0 to top group G with seven points, Thomas Muller makes it nine world cup goals in nine World Cup games. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Ronaldo earns Portugal 2-1 win against Ghana, both out June 26, 2014

    Brasilia: Cristiano Ronaldo's first goal of the World Cup earned Portugal a 2-1 win over Ghana but couldn't prevent his team being eliminated from the tournament along with the Africans on Thursday. Portugal finished level on four points with second-place United States in Group G but with an inferior goal difference....
  • The Beautiful Game: Portugal look to defy odds June 26, 2014

    Ronaldo and Portugal's hopes hang on a slim thread as they take on Ghana in their final Group game, facing a possible exit from the World Cup. ...
  • As it happened: Portugal vs Ghana, USA vs Germany June 26, 2014

    Catch all the updates from both the Group G matches as Portugal take on Ghana whereas USA face Germany. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal face a sobering early World Cup exit on Thursday even if their world footballer of the year produces pyrotechnics in their final group...
  • World Cup 2014: What to watch on Day 15 June 26, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: It's the last day of the group stage at the World Cup, and seven teams are still vying for the last three spots in the Round of 16. While most teams are either on their way home or preparing for the knockout stage, there's still everything to play...
  • World Cup 2014: No pressure when you are living a dream, says Neymar June 25, 2014

    Teresopolis: Neymar feels he has nothing to worry about at the World Cup. He is playing in the biggest tournament of his life the same way he played in tournaments in Brazil when he was a teenager. And it's a simple secrete that keeps him at ease no matter the stage:...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal face early exit June 26, 2014

    Brasilia: Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal face a sobering early World Cup exit on Thursday even if their world footballer of the year produces pyrotechnics in their final group game against Ghana. The Real Madrid player came to the World Cup bracketed alongside Argentina's Lionel Messi and Brazil's Neymar as one of a...
  • World Cup 2014: Football players and their uncanny ways to 'woo' lady luck 6 days ago

    It takes a lot of hard work, talent and perseverance for a sportsperson to succeed on the field and sometimes superstition becomes part of their sporting life and footballers are no different. From football legend Pele to Spain's very own 'saint' Iker Casillas, a host of players do certain things that...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo fails to inspire Portugal yet again June 24, 2014

    The world cup is a touchstone of greatness. You are not truly a football hero till you have had that moment, where you have decided the future of your team. That's what makes footballer true heroes. Cristiano Ronaldo, in that sense, is an enigma. The guy scores 30+ goals for...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo delivers cold dose of reality June 23, 2014

    Manaus: Portugal are not good enough to win the World Cup their world footballer of the year Cristiano Ronaldo admitted after Sunday's thrilling 2-2 draw with the United States. Full coverage: World Cup 2014 The 29-year-old Real Madrid superstar - whose fitness has been a hot source of debate - kept...
  • World Cup 2014: Ronaldo fitness no concern, says coach Paulo Bento June 23, 2014

    Manaus: Portugal coach Paulo Bento denies Cristiano Ronaldo is still hampered by a knee injury despite his subdued performance in Sunday's 2-2 draw with the US. The Real Madrid forward struggled for much of the match but provided the assist for Silvestre Varela's stoppage-time equaliser with a sumptuous cross, reports Xinhua. "Clinically...
  • World Cup 2014: Late goal keeps Portugal alive June 23, 2014

    Varela helped the Portuguese snatch a point and stay in the hunt for a place in the last 16 with an equaliser in the final minute of stoppage time. ...
  • As it happened: USA vs Portugal, World Cup 2014 June 23, 2014

    (Scroll down to join the Live blog) The Portugual team lost 4-0 to Germany in their opening Group G match, with Ronaldo playing despite the injury. And they will be desperate for some inspiration from their star skipper to stay afloat in the tournament. The United States, however, are going in the...
  • The Beautiful Game: Portugal take on USA in a crucial Group G match June 22, 2014

    After losing their first match, Portugal find themselves in a do-or-die situation with Cristiano Ronaldo doubtful to start. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal take on US in Group G June 22, 2014

    Manaus: With Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal still have a chance to reach the second round at the World Cup. Without him, the advantage might just switch to the United States. Ronaldo has been carrying an injury to his left knee, and the world player of the year was seen using an ice...
  • World Cup 2014: Ronaldo wears knee brace in Portugal team practice June 20, 2014

    Brazil: Cristiano Ronaldo again wore a brace on his troublesome left knee Friday, triggering a new wave of questions over his health as his Portugal team held it final World Cup training session before departing for a crucial game against the United States. The reigning world player of the year took...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo limps out of training with knee injury June 18, 2014

    Campinas: Cristiano Ronaldo needed an ice pack for his troublesome left knee during a training session on Wednesday, as Portugal prepared for their World Cup match against the United States. Though his knee had been bandaged in previous training sessions, Ronaldo started without one Wednesday. After some light work with the rest...
  • World Cup 2014: Five record-breaking moments from the 1st round of group games June 18, 2014

    The first round of group stage matches in the FIFA World Cup 2014 have been completed. Some teams find themselves already in dire straits in the tournament with do-or-die matches coming up. It is all started with revenge and vindication but heartbreaks also became the part for some teams. The World...
  • The Beautiful Game: Germany decimate Portugal 4-0 June 17, 2014

    Thomas Mueller scored a hat-trick as Germany turned on their style and power to rout 10-man Portugal 4-0 in their World Cup Group G opener on Monday. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo who? Hat trick hero Muller outshines world's best June 17, 2014

    Thomas Muller is quite possibly the most under rated footballer at the FIFA World Cup 2014. While the entire world gushes over Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar, it was Muller who scored the first hat trick in Brazil. The Raumdeuter now has eight goals for Germany in seven world cup games, and provided...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo not enough for ageing, sulky Portugal June 17, 2014

    Portugal's miserable show at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador was a painful reminder that having the world's best player - Cristiano Ronaldo - does not always guarantee success. Portugal, playing their first match of the FIFA World Cup 2014, suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat by Germany on Monday. Their ageing, bad-tempered...
  • World Cup 2014, Germany vs Portugal: as it happened June 16, 2014

    Germany play their 100th World Cup as they take on Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in a high-voltage clash to open Group G. Ronaldo and his teammates can expect to come under massive early pressure in their World Cup opener against the two-time champions. Germany always prepare meticulously for their opening match at a...
  • The Beautiful Game: Iconic Germany-Portugal clash opens Group G June 16, 2014

    Germany will play their 100th WC game when they take on Portugal in a high-voltage clash on Day 5 of the 2014 World Cup. ...
  • World Cup 2014: What to watch on day five June 16, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to lead Portugal against Germany in one of the biggest games of the first week at the World Cup, saying his sore knee won't be a problem. The Real Madrid forward, arguably the most recognizable player in the sport, said he wouldn't risk his...