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Cristiano Ronaldo fails lie detector test after answering tricky World Cup question

Cristiano Ronaldo fails lie detector test after answering tricky World Cup question

The results are in.

Cristiano Ronaldo was asked a difficult question about the 2026 World Cup during a recent lie detector test.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner, who currently plays his football for Saudi Pro League side Al Nassr, sat down with a professional polygraph examiner for a recent video with cryptocurrency exchange company Binance.

In the test, he will discuss a number of topics regarding his glittering career at Manchester United and Real Madrid, along with his contributions to the Portugal national team, according to Binance content creator Tineoysidro7.

But despite winning almost everything the game has to offer, the World Cup trophy is the one accolade that evades the Portuguese superstar.

And during the test, Binance were keen to know if Ronaldo thought his country would win the 2026 World Cup, with the 38-year-old widely expected to miss out on the tournament. You can watch the footage below.

When asked if Portugal would lift the trophy, Ronaldo paused for a moment before saying: "Yes". However, the results suggested he was in fact lying. Ronaldo then cracked a smile and said: "What a pessimist, huh?"

Although the 2026 World Cup may be a bridge too far for Ronaldo, he may have his sights set on the 2024 European Championships.

Roberto Martinez has called him up for this weeks' round of Euro 2024 qualifying matches and he clearly remains a key part of the teams' plans moving forward.

Speaking back in March, Ronaldo admitted he wasn't ready to retire from international duty and stated that he wanted "to take Portugal to the highest level".

“I'm not going to lie, in our life, we have to put everything on the scale," he told reporters ahead of Portugal's into a Euro 2024 qualifier against Liechtenstein.

"We thought, we reflected, me and my family, but then we came to the conclusion that, despite the difficulties, we cannot throw in the towel. I was able to see situations at different angles. I learned a lot from that.

“I'm glad to be back. Roberto Martinez showed that he counted on me. I've always wanted to play. As you know, he talked to everyone and to me, too.

"And I was able to realise that I have a lot to give to the national team. I feel it, I want it, and my desire is to take Portugal to the highest level. I will always give my contribution when they need me.”

Featured Image Credit: Twitter @GOATTWORLD

Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Football, Manchester United, Portugal, Real Madrid, Al Nassr