Do you want Cristiano Ronaldo & Portugal to qualify for the 2010 World Cup?

Ollie Irish

9th, October 2009

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Ronaldo Portugal

A World Cup finals without the best player in the world? It’s happened before, to greats like Alfredo di Stefano, George Best and George Weah. Now it could happen to none other than Cristiano Ronaldo.

Portugal currently lie five points adrift of leaders Denmark in Group 1 and need to beat Hungary this weekend to stand a chance of finishing top. However, if Portugal fail to beat the Hungarians, and second-placed Sweden win in Copenhagen (an unlikely scenario, perhaps), the team will miss out on a play-off spot. Portugal’s final qualifier is against Malta at home, which they really should win, but a slip up against Hungary could be very costly.

So there’s a very good chance that Portugal won’t be in South Africa next summer  – which is great news for C-Ron’s tan, but shit news for those of us who would quite like to watch Ronaldo shred opposing defences and throw his hands up in the air when things don’t go his way.

However, as Wayne Rooney pointed out recently, England has a pretty crap record against the Portuguese of late, so for selfish reasons, I’d be more than happy if any team containing such a dangerous weapon as Ronaldo was not blocking the path to glory.

Do you want Ronaldo to reach South Africa in 2010? Or would you laugh if he failed to make the biggest football show on Earth? Vote with your fingers, people (oh, and it’s good to be back, at last – sorry for going dark):

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  1. megaman789 says:

    I’d certainly laugh at him.
    But I would like Messi to be there cuz he deserves it cuz he is not a diving cheater.
    Also I hope Maradona is not there. He is ruining Argentina.

    P.S.-I’m neither an Argentinian nor a Barcelona fan.

  2. Freddy says:

    Cristiano Ronaldo is still the best player in the world right now.
    4 goals in 2 Champions League matches and 9 in 7 all competitions? That’s just INSANE!!! Adding the fact that he’s “new to the Spanish League”, needing to gel with his new team mates and facing such criticism from the Media and other haters out there, it just shows you how professional and GIFTED this player is.

    I give credit where it’s due… and Ronaldo deserves all of the accolades and will win the Ballon D’Or once again for the upcoming season.

    I wish the best for him and Portugal… I wanna see them out there in South Africa to fight for the World Cup.

  3. Hirsty says:

    A World Cup without Portugal and Argentina? What a glorious dream that would be….

  4. mac says:

    He’s a total cunt no doubt, but a world cup without the best players in it would be absolute shambles. it’s the world stage and for that it needs the worlds best on show.

  5. kaya says:

    Ronaldo has a pretty crap record in a Portugal jersey…

  6. kaya says:

    also… it will only be worth Portugal not qualifying if we get to see Ronaldo cry.

  7. jesus says:

    bitch dont do shit for portugal!

  8. BD says:

    What about Zlatan? If portugal manage to beat out sweden, than the big bosnian will also not partake in next years wc. Either way a big name will be missing.

  9. mc says:

    Zlatan is one of the most over rated players in todays game. His record in the Champions League proves that up against better opposition he fails to deliver. Inter must have been laughing at the deal which saw him switch from the San Siro to the Nou Camp. 40m + Samuel Eto’o? Barcelona definitely got the short end of the stick there. Should he fail to reach the WC along with his fellow countrymen, then i for one will not be losing sleep over his absence.

  10. BOBBY says:

    WHAT A BUNCH OF WANKERS …. PORTUGAL BEATS YOU …
    GET OVER IT
    MANY YOU BRITS GET LUCKY NEXT WC AND DONT HAVE PORTUGAL IN YOUR PATH!!!
    YOU ALL SOUND LIKE LIL CHILDREN LOL

  11. cristiano Ronaldo says:

    ….YOU GUYS MAKE ME LAUGH,PORTUGAL WILL BE IN THE FINALS AND PRAY THAT YOUR COUNTRIES WONT COME ACROSS MINE
    Best wishes to Portugal and their fantastic players

  12. Mikey says:

    I want a random anvil to fall out of the sky and give Ronaldo a concussion. Maybe somebody could blow up that god awful tacky statue while were at it? basically, i hope he gets hurt, crys like the baby he is, and cant play. I do however like deco, nani and pepe very much… well come to think of it the whole team exept for the one certain grande bambiano named christaino ronaldo….

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