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Cristiano Ronaldo Praised for Sportsmanship

By Simon Smale, ABC, 07/03/18, 12:00PM CDT


There's no doubt that Ronaldo's actions were commendable — and regardless of the true intention the image will go down as one of the many iconic images that will be forever associated with the Portuguese superstar.

It could be seen as one of the iconic images of this World Cup. Arguably the greatest player in the world, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, coming to the aid of a clearly injured Edinson Cavani, assisting him off the field so he could receive treatment.

Uruguay's Cavani — who later revealed he had suffered either a calf twinge or hamstring strain depending on which reports you believe — was unable to continue, adding further credence to Ronaldo's apparent display of sportsmanship.