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Ronaldo, Mbappe, Kane, Lukaku have fun with official Euro 2020 portraits

As happens with most major international tournaments these days, UEFA has released its official player portraits for Euro 2020.

Each and every player taking part in the competition has a photograph taken beforehand, with some taking the task more seriously than others.

There are still a few stars yet to have their images released, most notably Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo, but here’s how some of those involved at Euro 2020 decided to approach their assignment.

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When the photographer asked Ronaldo is he realised he was facing the wrong way, the Portugal captain replied: “Siiiiiuuuuuuuu!”

Ronaldo and Pepe (Portugal)

Two of Portugal’s old timers, with a combined age of 74 and 111 international goals between them (one has 104, the other has seven).

France’s star forward is clearly ready to rock the tournament, and we salute him.

Is the England captain letting out a triumphant roar, or is that ball he’s holding just really hot?

Belgium will be hoping to harness the power of a mind that can juggle speaking eight languages. As the Inter Milan striker himself told ESPN in 2019: “Sometimes I get a headache.”

You weren’t really expecting the mischievous Germany veteran to take his tournament portrait seriously, were you?

“Lewy” manages to do both a metaphorical flex by showing off his captain’s armband while also performing a subtle flex of his biceps.

The Barcelona forward is getting reacquainted with that white spherical thing he’s been watching Lionel Messi keep to himself all season.

The steel-eyed look of a man who is out to silence his critics after two difficult seasons at Real Madrid.

With Manchester United rekindling their interest in a transfer this summer, maybe Sancho is cheerily waving goodbye to Borussia Dortmund?

Depay here, mimicking the reaction of many of those who’ve heard him rap.

Bale has a knowing chuckle to himself at the thought of the “chaos” he’ll unleash whenever he finally announces his plans for next season.

Raise your hand if you think you might be Europe’s most offside striker.

You’d never know he was one of the toughest, gnarliest centre-backs in world football with a smile like that, would you?

The Scotland skipper looks like he’s been snapped mid-rendition of “Yes Sir, I Can Boogie,” the 1970s disco classic that became an unlikely anthem during their qualification campaign

The Chelsea star has probably been walking around in this blissed-out daze ever since he scored his Champions League-winning goal a few weeks ago.

With such an aptitude for balancing the ball on his head, maybe the Atletico Madrid forward should be known as “Joao Seal-ix” from now on.

Just midfield schemer Thiago, serving up the ball on a silver platter, as per usual.

We’re not sure whether this gesture from the defender means “you shall not pass” or is simply an “L” for his club, Leicester City. Either way, it looks very arty.

Young Phil is clearly pleased with his new Paul “Gazza” Gascoigne-inspired hairdo and wants to draw attention to it.

Poland’s No. 1 seems to have misunderstood what it meant when he was told a modern goalkeeper needs to be comfortable with the ball.

We’re guessing the Wolfsburg striker was going for “roaring Dutch lion,” but something tells us his heart wasn’t really in it.

Sourced from ESPN

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