There has been a lot of talk over the past few years about which soccer star is the best on the planet, with the name Cristiano Ronaldo always being involved in the argument, with many suggesting that, not only is he the best player in the world right now but he is also one of the best players to ever be involved in the game.
In the build up to World Cup 2014 in Brazil, there was a lot of expectation on the shoulders of Cristiano Ronaldo, and the Real Madrid goal machine failed to live up to the hype. With a very average Portugal squad around him, Ronaldo did not have the support he needed to show off his talents to the world and Portugal were eliminated in the group stages.
While performing at World Cup 2014, there was a lot of talk about how Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend Irina Shayk had decided not to attend the tournament and instead focus on her own career. It is unfair to say that this decision would have had an effect on the performance of Ronaldo but it would have been interesting to see how different he would have played were Shayk in the crowd.
Nevertheless, Cristiano Ronaldo is out of the World Cup and will be looking to have a much-needed rest before returning to Real Madrid for the new season. We are sure that he will head off on a vacation somewhere with Irina Shayk, with the stunning model making sure to comfort him as much as she possibly can.
It looks like getting knocked out of the World Cup is not all bad news, eh?