Ronaldo praises Bafana

CRISTIANO Ronaldo believes Bafana Bafana could cause a few upsets at the World Cup next year, providing fans get behind the team.

CRISTIANO Ronaldo believes Bafana Bafana could cause a few upsets at the World Cup next year, providing fans get behind the team.

Speaking to Kickoff.com at the launch of the Castrol Rankings in Madrid, Spain, the Portuguese international said SA should learn from his country who, against all odds, made it to the final of the 2004 European Championships on home soil.

"It will be difficult, but they are playing at home, so motivation will be high.

"I can give you an example: in 2004 Portugal played at home. No one was talking about us, but we went to the final. Maybe South Africa can also surprise at the World Cup," Ronaldo said.

And what about his thoughts on Bafana?

"I have played against South Africa. They are a good side. They try to play all the time."

lEngland international David Beckham has re-signed on loan with Italian giants AC Milan as widely expected, the club announced last night.

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