July 23rd, 2024

Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal starting lineup, set to be first to play at 6 European Championships

By Ciarán Fahey, The Associated Press on June 18, 2024.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo grimaces during a training session of the national soccer team of Portugal in Leipzig, Germany, Monday, June 17, 2024. (Hendrik Schmidt/dpa via AP)

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) – Cristiano Ronaldo is set to become the first player to feature at six European Championship tournaments after being named in Portugal’s starting lineup for its opening game against the Czech Republic on Tuesday.

The 39-year-old Ronaldo, who made his tournament debut at Euro 2004 where Portugal reached the final, already has the records for the most goals (14) and appearances (25) at the tournament.

He warmed up for this edition with two goals as Portugal defeated Ireland 3-0 in its final preparation games.

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AP Euro 2024: https://apnews.com/hub/euro-2024

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