Cristiano Ronaldo hoping to avoid big guns in 2014 World Cup draw

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo is keen to avoid facing Spain, Brazil and Germany at the World Cup next year.

updated: December 05, 2013 19:44 IST
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Madrid: Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo believes Spain, Brazil and Germany are the favourites to win next year's World Cup and is keen to avoid all three in Friday's draw for the group stages.

The Real Madrid forward ensured his country will be represented in Brazil next summer with a stunning individual performance as he scored all four goals in Portugal's 4-2 aggregate playoff win over Sweden last month.

However, having been eliminated by Spain in each of the last two major tournaments, he is keen to avoid some of his club teammates along with Brazil and three-time winners Germany in the early stages.

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