Why does Cristiano Ronaldo stand sideways during Portugal's national anthem at Euro 2024?

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo (Image credit: Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo has often left football fans confused as to his strange pre-match ritual when lining up for Portugal.

The Al-Nassr forward has scored a whopping 130 goals for his country since his international debut back in 2003 and is bidding to help his nation to glory once again at Euro 2024.

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Matthew Holt

Matthew is a Freelance Journalist and has racked up bylines for Manchester United, Manchester Evening News, GOAL and SPORTbible to name a few. A long-term sufferer of Scunthorpe United, he currently resides in the north-west after escaping the smog of North Lincolnshire.