- Portugal arrived Lisbon airport on Saturday morning ahead of flying out
- European champions are jetting out to Russia six days before opening game
- Cristiano Ronaldo and Co face Spain in Sochi in Group B clash on Friday
- The squad then arrived on their plane in Moscow on Saturday afternoon
According to reports a young Portugal fan gave his national side heroes and Cristiano Ronaldo an emotional send off as they jetted out to Russia for the World Cup on Saturday.
C. Ronaldo was leading the European champions through Humberto Delgado Airport in the Portuguese capital Lisbon when he was approached by a youngster wearing his shirt.
The Real Madrid star stopped to embrace the kid, posed for pictures and then left him ‘crying with happiness’ after giving him an autograph before heading for the departure lounge.
A young Portugal fan ran up to greet Cristiano Ronaldo as he arrived at Lisbon
Ronaldo shares an embrace with the young fan as he got ready to fly out to Russia
Ronaldo led the youngster inside and left him ‘crying with happiness’ according to the mother
The Real Madrid star gave the child an autograph before heading into the departure lounge
Ronaldo gives a thumbs up to the camera as he prepares to jet off to Russia
The 33-year-old smiles and waves to the camera as he gets set to arrive at the World Cup
The Real Madrid star led the European champions as they departed for the World Cup
The Portugal plane lands in Moscow as the players arrive for the World Cup later this month
Ronaldo then arrived with his Portugal team-mates at the Zhukovsky International Airport
The Portugal players disembark from the plane after arriving at the airport in Moscow
His mother told reporters: ‘He loves the national team so he is now very happy. He managed to get an autograph from Cristiano Ronaldo and now he is crying with happiness.’
The Real Madrid stars and his team-mates arrived in Moscow on Saturday afternoon, looking as well-groomed as they did before they left their home country.
They wore Portugal flags on their lapels to show their spirit ahead of the highly-anticipated tournament in Russia.
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