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Boxall Discusses His On-Field Experience With Ronaldo & Quaresma

Michael Boxall Discusses Confederations Cup Match Against Portugal

By Kyle Smith - Jul 09, 2017 01:53 PM @KyleLaduma

Former SuperSport United defender Michael Boxall has discussed his interaction with Real Madrid Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and his Portuguese teammates at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

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Boxall was on the losing team in New Zealand’s 4-0 loss at the hands of Ronaldo’s Portuguese team and the 28-year-old had the opportunity to share the pitch with a star-studded team that included the likes of Ronaldo, former Barcelona winger, Ricardo Quaresma, Real Madrid’s Pepe and former Manchester United winger, Nani. However, the Kiwi has said that, even though it’s a privilege to play on the global stage, he didn’t get star struck on the day.

“Yea it's incredible playing on stages like that,” he told Soccer Laduma, I don't really get star struck with big players but it is cool to see them play from a couple yards away rather than on TV.”

Boxall went on to praise the reigning European champions, before saying that he never got the chance to speak to the five-time Ballon D’Or winner, but that he did exchange a few words with Quaresma.

“And Portugal just have game winners all over the park,” he continued. “We feel like we're in the game then they score almost out of nothing. Classy players they have. I didn't chat with him (Ronaldo). (I) only had a couple words with Quaresma who seems like a cool guy.”

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 Boxall played every minute of New Zealand’s Confederations Cup campaign, but was not able to win any games for the All Whites, who will now turn their attention towards qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with the team currently occupying the top spot of the Oceania Group A.


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LeKhosiNator Joined: 17 Jan 2016
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LeKhosiNator Jul 12, 2017 08:57 AM
Who is the "five-time Ballon D’Or winner"????? Admin never seems to surprise though
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Raseala Jul 10, 2017 05:25 AM
D's boxwel cow can help us at pirates. cos we don't have gud central defender
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clemz7 Jul 09, 2017 10:15 PM
Ok
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MSANDROTIC Jul 09, 2017 07:31 PM
Good luck Boxall
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Raymondh Jul 09, 2017 06:39 PM
Khoza must bring this guy
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Mike (sandawana) Jul 09, 2017 05:33 PM
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Boris Becker Jul 09, 2017 03:48 PM
Where is this cow playing now?
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King_Messi_Neymar Jul 09, 2017 03:31 PM
Cow
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Pmblanie_waMaritzburgUntd Jul 09, 2017 03:29 PM
Mxiii where is this boxall going......
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Melucy Khosiboy khb Jul 09, 2017 03:12 PM
Im sure ujabulile lapho akhona nt every have had tht experience
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karjean Jul 09, 2017 02:40 PM
Up the Bucs Boxall i hope u wl sign with us
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Coach T Jul 09, 2017 02:07 PM
Mzansi soccer proved to be on a useless path of death this guy when he got here he was what I saw at confederations Cup.. A joke but because we have "stars" in mzansi who are not interested in focus mode he managed to defeat many
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TrevorvanWyk Jul 09, 2017 02:07 PM
We gonna miss you Michael :-(

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