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Ronaldo appears to be back to old self in Portugal's win over Ireland
Ronaldo appears to be back to old self in Portugal's win over Ireland

At first glance, a mandatory dress code appeared to have been imposed Tuesday at the final pre-World Cup friendly for the 32 teams. Second glance, too. Supporters of Portugal blanketed MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, across the river from New York City, and the choice of apparel for the majority was a Cristiano Ronaldo jersey. The forward had been shelved since May 24 with left knee and thigh injuries, and what was a curious bit of scheduling -- Portugal's last Cup tuneup only six days before its opener in Brazil against mighty Germany -- became a blessing. Ronaldo had just been cleared medically, allowing him to test his fitness and rediscover his stratospheric skill level against...

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