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There is superfly mercurial fg cr7 evidently something about major finals at the Stade de France and superstars called Ronaldo that does not sit right.
After suffering a seizure on the day of the game, Brazil striker Ronaldo was omitted and then mysteriously included in magistaX ic black the line-up for the 1998 World Cup final against France.
Of course, the side captained by Didier Deschamps made history that night – Zinedine Zidane netting brace as a nation united to euro cup
2016 superflycelebrate the achievements of the Black-Blanc-Beur generation. Ronaldo cut a forlorn figure as France ran out 3-0 winners over the favourites.There was no such initial drama back at the same venue this time, 18 years
on, with Deschamps now in his team’s dugout for the EURO 2016 final between France and Portugal.
Ronaldo would captain Portugal and serve as the main threat for the underdogs. After eight minutes, everything changed
Dimitri superfly mercurial 2016 Payet, the West Ham playmaker and hardly a noted hatchet man, played the ball but arrived a touch late to the challenge, resulting in a painful impact on the follow through for Ronaldo.
The three-time Ballon d’Or
winner writhed and banged the turf. The Parisians howled and booed. They had seen this act before, not least at this tournament when Ronaldo has often carried the demeanour and composure of a boiling kettle.
He returned to the fray as expected, but was soon in tears and requiring more treatment.Ronaldo bravely gave it one more go, but he laboured on a Portugal counter-attack, failed to jump for a header and tore off his armband. At that moment, the prospect of hoisting his country’s maiden international honour seemed another lifetime, not a couple of hours, away.
This is where Deschamps the coach will have been frustrated by the ruthlessness Deschamps the player enjoyed among his colleagues a generation ago. As a pallid, listless version of the Brazilian Ronaldo toiled in Saint-Denis, France were rampant.
Here, Deschamps’ men looked like a team who could not believe their luck rather than one determined to capitalise upon it as Portugal ended the first half comfortable.
The exception for the home side was Moussa Sissoko, who relentlessly followed snapping interceptions with superfly mercurial vi black driving runs, performing as if someone had taken him aside beforehand to explain this was going to be the last game of football in the world.
After the ignominy of suffering relegation with
Newcastle United, Sissoko was a surprise inclusion in France’s quarter-final XI that thrashed Iceland. In the final he played with the joy and abandon of a man taking a chance he never expected.