Cristiano Ronaldo is either the world’s greatest soccer player or he is a close runner-up to Argentina’s Lionel Messi. The Real Madrid icon, five-time Champions League winner, and Twitter superstar (73 million followers and counting) is also 33-years-old, meaning this World Cup could be his last. Can he and the Selecao, as the Portuguese national team is known, win the 2018 Cup? Definitely. The squad is ranked No. 4 in the world and won the 2016 European Championship — a massive achievement. Noteworthy: The June 15 match between Portugal and its neighbor/rival/frenemy Spain may be the most anticipated match of the group stage.
Here, portraits of all 23 players on the 2018 World Cup squad.
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