As we all know, the UEFA European Cup 2020 was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. And now finally, the EURO 2020 will be held between June 11 and July 11, 2021! And we are all excited!
The European Championships will take place in 11 different European Cities. And surely, football fans around the globe are so ready to cheer on their country’s representatives. Certainly, the fans of Cristiano Ronaldo are prepared to give their all-out support to the football superstar. Ronaldo is representing Portugal for the 5th time now following his streak in 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016. This is definitely a comeback for Ronaldo since he was unable to play the entire finals in 2016 due to a serious injury. This time he leads the team for the European Championships.
How did Cristiano Ronaldo prepare for the EURO Cup 2020/21?
Alongside Ronaldo, Coach Fernando Santos announced the 26 players that will complete his squad:
Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes (Olympique Lyon), Rui Patricio (Wolves), Rui Silva (Granada)
Defenders: Joao Cancelo (Manchester City), Nelson Semedo (Wolves), Jose Fonte (Lille), Pepe (Porto), Ruben Dias (Manchester City), Nuno Mendes (Sporting), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund)
Midfielders: Danilo Pereira (Paris St Germain), Joao Palhinha (Sporting), Ruben Neves (Wolves), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Joao Moutinho (Wolves), Renato Sanches (Lille), Sergio Oliveira (Porto), William Carvalho (Real Betis)
Forwards: Pedro Goncalves (Sporting), Andre Silva (Eintracht Frankfurt), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Diogo Jota (Liverpool), Goncalo Guedes (Valencia), Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid), Rafa Silva (Benfica).
Portugal will play in Group F (difficult) that includes France, Germany, and Hungary. Ronaldo and his team are determined to defend their title this year.
Some of the preparations that they did include tedious training and practice. Since the EURO2020 was postponed, it gave the team more time to train and to analyze the techniques and tactics that they are going to use for the games. They surely went through strict diets and training to prepare themselves for the football cup.
According to his teammates, Cristiano Ronaldo is “preparing in the best way possible” for the championship. The team captain is considered a football superstar since he already contributed 36 goals including 29 in Serie A among his many awards and achievements.
How do the fans show their support for Ronaldo?
His fans are not only from Portugal, but Ronaldo has millions of fans coming from different parts of the world, making him one of the highest paid athletes of the century.
All football fans and enthusiasts are elated to show their support to Ronaldo and all their other favourite players and teams for the EURO 2020.
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