The Portugal-Sweden playoff matchup was seen by most as little more than a matchup of Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimović, two of the best players in the world. Portugal won on Friday in Lisbon, 1-0, after a late diving header from Ronaldo. For Sweden to advance, they'd have to win today. That meant that Ibrahimović, essentially Sweden's entire offense, would have to score. He did. It also meant that Sweden's defense would have to contain Ronaldo. They couldn't. No one can. Cristiano Ronaldo is the Antichrist.
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