Euro 2024: France faces Ronaldo’s Portugal, “a sort of resigned Napoleon”

“Should Cristiano Ronaldo start against France?” asks the site this week But Football. Nearly 10,000 voters have already spoken: 54% believe that the striker deserves to play in the Euro 2024 quarter-final between France and Portugal this Friday, July 5, at 9 p.m. The question in any case reflects the division that reigns, in the press and among supporters, around the case of the 39-year-old Portuguese captain, who is now only a shadow of the fantastic player he once was.

Newspaper columnist Record, Miguel Sousa Tavares regrets that “CR7” – holder of the world record for goals in the national team, with 130 goals for Portugal since his debut in 2003 – is still imposing himself at the Seleção, which he also sees as “a constellation of stars for the moment without brilliance” :

“The athletic qualities that made him a football legend are no longer enough to mask what he shows today. It is painful to watch him argue with his teammates, his opponents,

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