Catch Some Rising Stars

He shares a nom de football — Ronaldo — with one of the world's best players. At 19, after a breakthrough season in the English Premier League, he has already taken the field in the final phase of a senior international competition staged in his own country. All the signs say Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo could be the newcomer who turns into something special at Euro 2004. Fans of the winger, who plays for Manchester United, praise his deft dribbling and intelligent improvisation. Says Man U manager Alex Ferguson: "If you just take the components — terrific physique, balance, pace, two feet...

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