World Cup 2014 Preview: Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal Face Early Exit

Portugal, who are rock bottom of Group G with a solitary point, are unlikely to have it all their own way when they take on Ghana in Brasilia after the Black Stars gave Germany a fright before Miroslav Klose equalised to rescue a 2-2 draw.

updated: June 26, 2014 16:03 IST
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Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani stretch during a training session.

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Brasilia: Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal face a sobering early FIFA World Cup exit on Thursday even if their world footballer of the year produces pyrotechnics in their final group game against Ghana. (Also read: Cash-strapped Ghana request for prize money early)

The Real Madrid player came to the World Cup bracketed alongside Argentina's Lionel Messi and Brazil's Neymar as one of a triumvirate of true global superstars.

But while the Barcelona pair have produced moments of sublime skill and goals, the attention surrounding Ronaldo has mainly focused on the health or otherwise of his troublesome left knee.

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