The Argentine star was pleased to see his rival notch a hat trick in Portugal's playoff win over Sweden on Tuesday.
World Cup 2014
Thursday, November 21, 2013
The Paris Saint-Germain attacker insists he was trying to encourage his Sweden teammates after he was pictured clapping following the Portugal star's third goal.
The Real Madrid star was depicted lying on train tracks in an advertising campaign in Sweden prior to the World Cup playoff clash, prompting uproar from Portugal.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The qualification fervor is all said and done and, as eyes turn to the World Cup draw in December, Goal looks at what the top sides must focus on between now and next summer.
Charity organization Amnesty International has made allegations of "human rights abuses" on construction sites in the Arabian state
Mexico has now safely booked its ticket to Brazil, and Goal's Tom Marshall answered your questions surrounding World Cup-bound El Tri.
France's qualification for World Cup 2014 has come at a cost for one female broadcaster, who doubted les Bleus' ability to progress to Brazil.
With qualification for Brazil reaching its conclusion on Wednesday, Goal takes a look at some of the biggest names who failed to secure their place next summer.
The Southampton captain played his first two games for the Three Lions against Chile and Germany, prompting his national manager to offer him praise for his undaunted performances.
Despite a rocky run through World Cup qualifying, head coach Miguel Herrera and Mexico still managed to reach next summer's competition in Brazil.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
It was a night of high drama and emotion as France and Portugal joined Croatia and Greece as the last of the European qualifiers for Brazil 2014
Goal rates the players on show as France overcame its first leg deficit to book a place in the World Cup in Brazil.
Goal rates the players on show as a draw proves to be enough for Fernando Santos' men to secure their spot in Brazil for next summer's World Cup.
The home team avoided a shock playoff exit by running out a comfortable winner in Zagreb on Tuesday night.
Didier Deschamps' men lost the first-leg of their World Cup playoff 2-0 but turned the tie on its head to drag themselves to Brazil.
Cristiano Ronaldo was the star performer at the Friends Arena in Solna as he scored a marvelous hat trick to seal the Seleccao's spot in next summer's World Cup in Brazil.
The Real Madrid star produced another stunning match-winning display to ensure that he, rather than his Paris Saint-Germain rival, will feature in Brazil next summer.
Niko Kovac's side celebrated qualification for the 2014 World Cup as the team recovered from the sending off of Mario Mandzukic to run out a comfortable winner in Zagreb.
Fernando Santos's men will be in Brazil in 2014 after closing out the second-leg of their World Cup play-off with a hard earned draw
A healthy lead from the first leg was more than enough for the 2010 quarterfinalist to book a place in Brazil.