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2010 FIFA World Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup Opener in Pictures

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2010 FIFA World Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup Opener in Pictures

Cristiano Ronaldo came into the 2010 World Cup as the main attacking threat of the Portuguese, but he was largely handcuffed during his side's opener with the Ivory Coast.

The pin-up boy of a nation, Ronaldo will be instrumental in trying to guide Portugal through the so-called Group of Death. Brazil are obvious favorites to top the group, but Portugal will be fighting for the second qualification spot.

Ronaldo is the focus of international attention wherever he goes, and he is never more in the sights of photographers than when he is in full flow on the pitch, running at defenders and weaving his magic.

Here's Ronaldo's opening game in pictures.

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