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How Ronaldo Reacted After Portugal Beat Iceland To Complete Perfect Euro 2024 Qualifying Campaign
- Cristiano Ronaldo was pumped up after Portugal ended their Euro 2024 qualification campaign in style
- Ronaldo's Portugal made it 10 wins out of 10 games after beating Iceland 2-0 on Sunday
- The game against Iceland was potentially his last in the Euro qualifiers
Portugal secured a 2-0 victory against Iceland at home, concluding their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign with a flawless record of 10 consecutive wins in Group J.
Led by captain Cristiano Ronaldo, the Selecao wrapped up their campaign with 30 points, a significant eight-point lead over Slovakia, securing both teams' places in next year's finals in Germany.
While Ronaldo didn't add to his 10 qualifying goals, Manchester United skipper Bruno Fernandes initiated the win with a first-half goal against Iceland.
SC Braga forward Ricardo Horta sealed the victory for Roberto Martinez's charges in the second half, capitalizing on a Ronaldo assist.
Portugal's victory on Sunday meant the 2016 European champions have won every match they have played in 2023 after appointing Martinez in January, per BBC.
Despite not scoring, Ronaldo expressed his emotions on social media, celebrating Portugal's accomplishment of winning all their qualification matches.
"Historic clearance, 100% victorious! Congratulations Portugal," the 38-year-old wrote on X (formerly called Twitter).
Considering Ronaldo's age, the match against Iceland might mark his final appearance in the Euro qualifiers. By the time the next qualification for Euro 2028 starts, he will be over 40 years old.
What's next for Ronaldo?
The Knights of Najd will aim to narrow the gap on league leaders Al Hilal, as they seek to continue their winning streak against the lowly-placed side.
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Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon honours Ronaldo
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Portuguese Primeira Liga side Sporting Lisbon made a heartfelt gesture to honour Ronaldo during Portugal’s recent Euro qualifier against Iceland at the Estádio José Alvalade, Sporting's home ground.
As the national team's captain, Ronaldo received a special tribute from the club—a new kit bearing his name and the number 28, a nod to the number he once wore while playing for Sporting.