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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of the World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of the World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

Brian Little

Ronaldo touches down in Belfast ahead of Portugal's clash with Northern Ireland. Pic Brian Little/Presseye

Ronaldo touches down in Belfast ahead of Portugal's clash with Northern Ireland. Pic Brian Little/Presseye

Brian Little

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Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September 2013 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

Brian Little

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September   2013
Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye

Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September 2013 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

Brian Little

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September   2013
Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye

Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September 2013 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

Brian Little

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September   2013
Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye

Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September 2013 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

Brian Little

Fans Peter Mooney (left) and Martin Ramsey

Fans Peter Mooney (left) and Martin Ramsey

Brian Little

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September   2013
Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye

Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September 2013 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

Brian Little

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September   2013
Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye

Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September 2013 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

Brian Little

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September   2013
Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye

Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September 2013 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

Brian Little

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September   2013
Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye

Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September 2013 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

Brian Little

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September   2013
Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye

Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September 2013 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

Brian Little

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September   2013
Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye

Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September 2013 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

Brian Little

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September   2013
Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye

Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September 2013 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

Brian Little

©Russell Pritchard  5th September 2013
The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland
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©Russell Pritchard 5th September 2013 The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland Manchester Uniteds Nani ©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

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©Russell Pritchard  5th September 2013
The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland
Real Madrids Christiano Ronaldo
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard 5th September 2013 The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland Real Madrids Christiano Ronaldo ©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard  5th September 2013
The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their Worl Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland
Real Madrids Christiano Ronaldo
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard 5th September 2013 The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their Worl Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland Real Madrids Christiano Ronaldo ©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard  5th September 2013
The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their Worl Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland
Real Madrids Christiano Ronaldo
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard 5th September 2013 The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their Worl Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland Real Madrids Christiano Ronaldo ©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard  5th September 2013
The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their Worl Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland
Real Madrids Christiano Ronaldo
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard 5th September 2013 The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their Worl Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland Real Madrids Christiano Ronaldo ©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard  5th September 2013
The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland
Manchester Uniteds Nani
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard 5th September 2013 The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland Manchester Uniteds Nani ©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard  5th September 2013
The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their Worl Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland
Real Madrids Christiano Ronaldo
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard 5th September 2013 The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their Worl Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland Real Madrids Christiano Ronaldo ©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard  5th September 2013
The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland
Real Madrids Christiano Ronaldo
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard 5th September 2013 The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland Real Madrids Christiano Ronaldo ©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25:  Madame Tussauds New York launches a Cristiano Ronaldo wax figure on June 25, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Madame Tussauds New York)

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25: Madame Tussauds New York launches a Cristiano Ronaldo wax figure on June 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Madame Tussauds New York)

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25:  Madame Tussauds New York launches a Cristiano Ronaldo wax figure on June 25, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Madame Tussauds New York)

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25: Madame Tussauds New York launches a Cristiano Ronaldo wax figure on June 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Madame Tussauds New York)

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Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 199 goals in 201 games at Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 199 goals in 201 games at Real Madrid

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 30:  A dejected Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 30, 2013 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 30: A dejected Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 30, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of the World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

Superstar footballer Christiano Ronaldo has touched down in Belfast ahead of Portugal's clash with Northern Ireland on Friday.

The Ronaldo Roadshow rolled into town today as one of the world's greatest footballers returned to the city ahead of Portugal's World Cup qualifier.

It's the second time 28-year-old heart-throb Cristiano Ronaldo has played here with his country but since that Windsor Park friendly in 2005, he has gone on to become a superstar of the sport.

Hailed by Diego Maradona as "one of the greatest player on the planet" the Portugal captain and Real Madrid star will undoubtedly be the main attraction at tomorrow night's match.

Ronaldo 'furious' at Real Madrid selling Ozil

Cristiano Ronaldo flew into Belfast today intent on taking some of his fury and frustration out on injury ravaged Northern Ireland in tomorrow's World Cup qualifier at Windsor Park.

The Real Madrid superstar is “angry” that Mezut Ozil has left the Bernabeu for Arsenal in a £42.5million move, feeling he and the German midfielder had developed a great understanding during their time together in Spain.

Ronaldo's ego will also have been dented by Gareth Bale arriving from Tottenham for a world record £86million fee, usurping the Portugal star's status as the highest priced player at the club.

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And of course the former Manchester United hero has a score to settle with Michael O'Neill's men who ruined his big night last October when he won his 100th cap but was left gutted when the visitors gained a 1-1 draw.

Aberdeen's Niall McGinn scored in that game. The proud Tyrone man is keen to make Ronaldo feel bad again.

“Ronaldo is one of the best players in the world and for a wee country boy from Donaghmore to score on a special night for him was fantastic. He came off the pitch bitterly disappointed and we hope that is the case this time as well,” said McGinn.


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