It is well known that Yuvraj Singh, a former Indian cricketer, is a huge football lover. To the joy of his admirers, the 40-year-old often publishes football-related content on social media. He keeps up with the Manchester United football team’s games and leagues.

With the tournament beginning in Qatar in a few days, the FIFA World Cup fever has spread, and football is a hot topic on social media. Speaking to Viacom18 Sports, Yuvraj revealed his favourite team and player for the 2017 World Cup.

“Cristiano Ronaldo is my favourite football player, and Portugal is my favourite team in this World Cup. When Brazil won the World Cup in 2002, it was the first FIFA World Cup I had watched, Yuvraj said.

As Manchester United won their last Premier League match before the World Cup on Sunday, 2-1 against Fulham, Yuvraj took to Twitter to share his happiness. After Alejandro Garnacho scored a tying goal for Manchester United late in the game, an Indian batsman referred to him as a wonderful player.

“! Unittedddd! What a victory #garnacho this child is unique! @ChrisEriksen8 @ManUtd was named the game’s MVP “Twitter has a tweet from Yuvraj.

In the meanwhile, Ronaldo has been named to the Portugal World Cup team. Group H, which also contains Ghana, Uruguay, and South Korea, has been assigned to Portugal. On November 24, Thursday, the European nation will face Ghana in its inaugural game.