There could not have been a more difficult for Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal to be in than Group G, which is regarded as the World Cup’s group of death. Brazil, Ivory Coast, and North Korea complete the table that promises to offer thrill, joy for some and disappointment for others.
In what will be his first World Cup as a captain, Cristiano Ronaldo will come up against the toughest oppositions.
Brazil are not only the reigning CONMEBOL and Confederations Cup champions, but they are also the team that thrashed Portugal 6-2 in a friendly in South America back in 2008.
Meanwhile, Ivory Coast will be out to create a big challenge as the most dangerous African nation. Leaded by Chelsea striker and former Cristiano Ronaldo rival, Didier Drogba, Ivory Coast count other experienced star players: Barcelona’s Seydou Keita is one of them and the midfielder will try to impose himself against the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo.
As for North Korea, the public will be advised not to underestimate them. The Asian country are determined to shock the world by trampling down the big names and ultimately reaching the final of the World Cup.
Every match will be a tough battle and Cristiano Ronaldo will have to make the most of his potential and captaincy to guide Portugal out of the group stage.
Anyone fearing an early exit for the 2006 World Cup semi-finalists?