Euro 2020 glory
Surviving the “Group of death” will be a huge challenge for Ronaldo and Portugal next summer.
Fernando Santos’ men will face Germany, France and a team from the qualification playoffs, which will take place in March, in Group F. Clearly, they got their work cut out.
Should Ronaldo help Portugal progress and win Euro 2020, however, it will set-up him up nicely in the Ballon d’Or race.
Players who thrive during the summer international tournaments normally become strong Ballon d’Or candidates. Italy’s Fabio Cannavaro (2006 winner) and Luka Modric of Croatia, who won it last year, are perfect examples for this.