Ronaldo relishes Portugal’s underdog role at WC

Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t count his Portugal among the favorites

to win the World Cup, and he likes it that way.

Ronaldo says he prefers the role of underdog a day before

Friday’s draw to determine the groups for the tournament.

The Real Madrid star tells Spanish sports daily Marca ”We know

we are not favorites and that is good for us, we will have the

advantage of surprise. I hope we get in a good group and then we’ll


Ronaldo said host Brazil, defending champion Spain, and Germany

would be the front-runners.

The forward is a leading candidate to win the world player of

the year award.

His recent four goals over two legs in a playoff against Sweden

qualified Portugal for the World Cup.