2014 World Cup qualifying

Portugal faces must-win vs. Russia

June 5, 2013
By Associated Press
The prospect of Cristiano Ronaldo missing the 2014 World Cup will creep ever closer if Portugal fails to beat Russia in the biggest match of the latest round of European qualifiers on Friday.

Ronaldo, Real Madrid's superstar forward, has been unable to inspire the sluggish Portuguese in their qualifying campaign and they are third in Group F with just four matches remaining.

Group leader Russia is one of only two teams with 100 percent records in qualifying so far, ...

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