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A goatee for the GOAT? - Ronaldo shows off new beard at the World Cup

A goatee for the GOAT?

That's how plenty of people reacted when discovering that Cristiano Ronaldo - regarded as the world's greatest player by many - is sporting a new style.

Ronaldo, 33, unveiled his fresh look ahead of Portugal's World Cup clash against Morocco when the superstar forward was aiming to build on his stunning hat-trick against Spain.

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And the goatee appears to be bringing him some luck after he scored a header in a matter of minutes to take his tally at the World Cup to four goals in two games.

In fact, Ronaldo has revealed that his good fortune in front of goal is precisely why the new look appears to be here to stay.

"It's a joke with Quaresma," Ronaldo said in a post-match interview. "We were in the sauna on the eve of the match against Spain, and I started shaving.

"I told the others that I would leave the goatee until the end of the tournament if I scored the next day. And it brought me luck."

And thus the fresh chapter in the GOAT debate between Ronaldo and Argentina ace Lionel Messi has begun! Your move, Leo...

It appears Ronaldo's new look has gone down fairly well, then!