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The FIFA Weekly

Posted in Other Thoughts on November 28th, 2013

This morning I discovered nice surprise. I snapped a lot of shots of Cristiano Ronaldo during the course of Sweden and Portugal’s two playoff matches. Out of all of those shots, the one bellow is my favorite. It’s from the second leg which was played in Stockholm. Ronaldo, who at this point had already bagged a hat trick, is desperately searching for the fourth goal. Leaning forward with eyes only for the ball, so completely focused on his task that he is about to lose his captains band.

I don’t think it was featured by any Swedish media outlets, so it made me really happy to see that FIFA picked up the picture and used it as the cover of their weekly publication. Check it out here: The FIFA Weekly – Issue 5

The FIFA Weekly


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