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Saturday 20 September 2014

Sweden 2-3 Portugal: Ronaldo scores hat-trick to put Zlatan out of World Cup

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, back, reacts after Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his side's first goal during the World Cup qualifying playoff second leg soccer match between Sweden and Portugal in Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday, Nov.19, 2013. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, back, reacts after Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his side's first goal during the World Cup qualifying playoff second leg soccer match between Sweden and Portugal in Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday, Nov.19, 2013. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Portugal's players celebrate after Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 2-3 goal during the World Cup 2014 qualifying playoff second leg soccer match between Sweden and Portugal at Friends Arena in Stockholm, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.   (AP/Pontus Lundahl, TT)
Portugal's players celebrate after Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 2-3 goal during the World Cup 2014 qualifying playoff second leg soccer match between Sweden and Portugal at Friends Arena in Stockholm, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. (AP/Pontus Lundahl, TT)
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - NOVEMBER 19: Zlatan Ibrahimovic  (C) of Sweden heads their equalizing goal during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier Play-off Second Leg match between Sweden and Portugal at Friends Arena on November 19, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden.  (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images,)
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - NOVEMBER 19: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (C) of Sweden heads their equalizing goal during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier Play-off Second Leg match between Sweden and Portugal at Friends Arena on November 19, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images,)

Cristiano Ronaldo struck a devastating hat-trick to fire Portugal into the World Cup finals at the expense of Sweden and win his highly-anticipated duel with fellow superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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