Ronaldo believes England can win the World Cup

Ronaldo admits it would be ‘very interesting’ to face his former team-mates at Manchester United, Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand.

Ronaldo told News of the World: “Can England win the World Cup? Why not?

“They have excellent players and an excellent coach. England are very strong. They had a fantastic qualification and, if it is possible, I hope to see them in the final.

“If we play England in the final it will be because Portugal have played a great tournament.

“I think England are very strong but I am not thinking about the possibility of facing Rooney and Ferdinand now, I am just thinking about qualification from our group. But it would be very interesting if I see Rooney and Rio in the final.”