"I see two different players, two players who do things fantastically well and represent their countries in the best possible way. One shouldn't focus on just two players -- it's Sweden against Portugal and I think the collectives are the most important."
-- Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic on himself and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, who face off in
a World Cup qualifying playoff series on Friday and Tuesday. The matchup means the 2014 World Cup will be deprived of one of the superstars. (Reuters)