FIFA World Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo Looks to Avoid Ballon d'Or Curse

FIFA World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo has the stage set to show to the world that he is not only a club player but a team man as well.

updated: June 02, 2014 11:22 IST
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Paris: When Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded last year's Ballon d'Or in recognition of his dazzling achievements over the course of 2013 he naturally had plenty of reason to celebrate although one could forgive him for feeling apprehensive about his country's hopes at the World Cup in Brazil.

Portugal will go the tournament as dark horses heavily reliant on their captain and talisman Ronaldo, who will need to defy the odds if he is to avoid becoming another footnote in a cautionary tale.

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