Timely Ronaldo can carry Portugal

November 16, 2013
By Adrian Melville

Of all the World Cup qualifying matches left to play, none is more significant than the home-and-home between Portugal and Sweden. For those who appreciate brilliant, attacking soccer, the consensus could be that there are no winners in this matchup, as either Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo or Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be featured on the world’s biggest stage next summer.

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