Ronaldo: 'Revelation' Salah can win Ballon d'Or


Both players have been linked with moves away from their respective clubs with Atletico Madrid's Griezmann subject to interest from Barcelona.

Ronaldo suggested he could call time on his Madrid career just moments after they clinched their third consecutive Champions League against Liverpool, saying "it was very nice to be at Real Madrid".

But, despite the rumours, La Liga president Tebas believes both will stay put.

However, Pique was not the only player who was absent as coach Julen Lopetegui brought an end to the sweltering morning's work in Russian Federation, with Manchester City's David Silva also finishing training early.

La Roja begin their quest to regain the world's most prestigious footballing trophy when they tackle Cristiano Ronaldo and Matchday 1 of Group B.

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"It wouldn't be so dramatic for the league". "It's extremely unlikely that we'll see another player like him".

Ronaldo and Portugal will take on Spain in their opening match on Friday.

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo says he is hopeful "the revelation of the year" Mohamed Salah will be fully fit to compete at the 2018 FIFA World Cup with Egypt to have a shot at the Ballon d'Or.

But he is as merciless as ever in front of goal (he scored 15 goals in nine World Cup qualifiers) and is so feared by defenders that he can shape a game through his personality alone.

Ronaldo was once again in stunning form for Real Madrid last season, netting 44 goals in all competitions.