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Ronaldo becomes Portugal's record goalscorer

Ronaldo celebrates become Portugal's all-time record goalscorer Credit: @WeareMadrid10

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to become Portugal's all-time record goalscorer in the 5-1 friendly demolition of Cameroon.

Ronaldo opened the scoring and wrapped things up with his country's fifth late on, taking his international tally to 49 goals – two ahead of Pauleta.

Portugal were also wearing their new World Cup home strip for the first time.

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Charlton praises 'true sportsman' Eusebio

Sir Bobby Charlton hailed Eusebio as a "true sportsman" and one of the finest players he ever played against following the former Portugal forward's death at the age of 71 on Sunday.

Without doubt, Eusebio was one of the finest players I ever had the privilege to play against.

Not only that, he was a true sportsman, as he proved in applauding Alex Stepney for his save in the European Cup final.

His goals record, for Benfica and overall, is incredible and stands the test of time.

I met him on numerous occasions after our playing careers had finished and he always represented both his club and his country in exemplary fashion.

I feel proud to have been both an opponent and friend and am saddened to hear of his passing.

– Bobby Charlton


Twitter reaction to Eusebio's death


My greatest memory of Eusebio was when Colin Firth mentioned him in Love Actually. I'm only 28.

Portugal legend Eusebio has passed away, aged 71

Zlatan: I didn't applaud Ronaldo

Zlatan will not be going to the 2014 World Cup. Credit: PA

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has dismissed suggestions he applauded Cristiano Ronaldo after the Real Madrid forward scored his second goal in Sweden on Tuesday night.

TV images appeared to show Ibrahimovic applauding Ronaldo's crisp left footed finish, but it seems he was simply encouraging his team-mates.

"Was I applauding Ronaldo? No, I was just trying to encourage my team-mates," Ibrahimovic told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"I clapped my hands to cheer them up and motivate them for the last few minutes.

"We had already gone down before. It is important not to give up until the final whistle because the unexpected can always happen."

Highlights: Sweden 2-3 Portugal

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