Round Of 16: Portugal v Slovenia

Legend14

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I wonder the legions of thoughts that went through CR7's head when he missed that PK. He probably was thinking about how that was it for him the the rest of the old guard; being eliminated by a team like Slovenia. Also having known and played against Oblak for years, he must have felt that going into shootouts was as good as Portugal being out, which must have compounded the matter.

I suppose when you carry the weight of a nation on your shoulders with so much expectations placed on you, and waiting criticisms from so many quarters, sometimes your emotions become uncontrollable. I've not seen CR7 cry that much for a long time.

However, no matter what one thinks about CR7, one can't argue about his commitment and passion to the beautiful game and his national team. Same passion he applies at every club he's played. Perhaps why quite a lot of upcoming players reference him as a role model.

Now, that's something special that very few have!
The passion fuels his demand for excellence, even this late in his career.
 

jones

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Well, that's one gray area I try not to draw conclusions on. He may or may not have done it, and with no conviction by the court where the case was tried, coupled with out of court settlements made to the alleged victim in question, I don't see why one should conclude otherwise. He may have done it or she saw an opportunity to rip off a superstar. We may never know.
He literally admitted to it. The only reason he's not in prison is because the lawyer made his testimony public illegally but on a factual and moral level there's zero doubt he said himself he did it.
 

Jamie99

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He literally admitted to it. The only reason he's not in prison is because the lawyer made his testimony public illegally but on a factual and moral level there's zero doubt he said himself he did it.
Well, I only recall the female judge who presided over the case stating that the lady in question was being prejudiced towards him 'cause of his status as a public figure. If he did admit it and made the settlements as requested by the lady and her counsel, then I think the matter must have been amicably resolved and both parties are squared.

I'll never defend such an act, but will also always consider the facts before "probably" taking sides.

For what it's worth, I try to look at a pro athlete's work ethics first before paying attention to his/her personal lives. Same applies to how I consider musicians and any other niche specific field.
 

jones

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Well, I only recall the female judge who presided over the case stating that the lady in question was being prejudiced towards him 'cause of his status as a public figure. If he did admit it and made the settlements as requested by the lady and her counsel, then I think the matter must have been amicably resolved and both parties are squared.

I'll never defend such an act, but will also always consider the facts before "probably" taking sides.

For what it's worth, I try to look at a pro athlete's work ethics first before paying attention to his/her personal lives. Same applies to how I consider musicians and any other niche specific field.
Yikes.
 

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