26.10.2022 » Cristiano Ronaldo most important teammates with Portugal
As we slowly build up to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, there is ongoing speculation and predictions about the competing teams. At the centre of this, of course, is Cristiano Ronaldo, whose Portugal side are 12/1 favourites to be crowned world champions. The eyes of the world will once again be on Ronaldo as he looks to make history and lead his nation to glory. Ronaldo has had an up-and-down season so far but his winning goal against Everton, who have 10/3 relegation odds, has shown us that class is permanent and he is still capable of producing magic moments. According to bookmakers, the Man United superstar is 14/1 to win the FIFA Golden Boot, one of the few awards he's not yet won. Ronaldo is usually the betting football favourite for top scorer, but this year it is England and Tottenham striker Harry Kane who sits at the top of the list at 7/1. Kylian Mbappe is second at 8/1, then followed by fellow countryman and Ballon d'Or winner Karim Benzema who is 12/1.
Cristiano Ronaldo - Leading Portugal:
The 37-year-old will not just be happy with an individual award, he will have his eyes firmly placed on the World Cup trophy. To win it, he will need to rely on his teammates to step up to the plate. And if you're one of those fans who like to stay on top of all the latest news and predictions, check out Dodgerbet.com where you can find football predictions for all users, all free stats for every player, and also reports on who is missing before every game. All these stats are provided for free.
Here are three of Portugal's most important players:
1. Ruben dias
Since joining Manchester City from Benfica in 2020, Rúben Dias has taken the league by storm. He is already regarded as one of the best defenders in the league and has been pivotal to Pep Guardiola's side.
At just 25 years old, he already has 29 caps for Portugal and has become one of their most important players. To win the World Cup, you must have a strong defence. Rúben Dias is solid as a rock and can lead by example.
2. Bernardo Silva
A teammate of the aforementioned Rúben Dias, Bernardo Silva has been one of the best midfielders in the league for quite some time. Coming through the Benfica academy just like his compatriot, he developed a quick understanding of the game in a very competitive environment.
Bernardo left his boyhood club in 2014 to join French side AS Monaco and it was there where he would blossom. He became an essential part of that famous side that won Ligue 1 in 16/17 and like his teammates, Kylian Mbappe and Fabinho, caught the eye of some bigger clubs.
He joined Manchester City in 2017 and has thrived in a variety of positions. With 72 caps to his name, he will control the midfield and break pressing lines with ease.
3. Bruno Fernandes
Every good finisher needs a good supplier and that's exactly what Bruno Fernandes is. Ronaldo already has an established relationship with his Man United teammate and when both are in full flow, they're a real force to be reckoned with.
Just like Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes joined the Red Devils from Sporting Lisbon where he was held in very high regard. It took Ole Gunnar Solksjaer a long time to pry the playmaker away and a hefty fee of £56m but it was worth it, Bruno has since established himself as one of the league's most potent attacking players. His experience with Ronaldo at both club and international levels gives him a great understanding of CR7's movement up front.
Portugal has a great chance of going far in the tournament, if Ronaldo is fit and firing they could even go on to win it.
Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Manchester United in the Europa League is on October 27, against Sheriff. You can watch Manchester United vs Sheriff, Inter vs Viktoria Plzen, Barcelona vs Bayern Munich, Ajax vs Liverpool, Tottenham vs Sporting, and Napoli vs Rangers, all matches provided from our football streaming game pages.
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Manchester United vs Sheriff kick-off time (27-10-2022):
Beijing (China) | UTC/GMT+8: 03:00
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Italy (Turin) | UTC/GMT+2: 21:00
Spain (Madrid) | UTC/GMT+2: 21:00
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New York (United States) | UTC/GMT-4: 15:00
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