Cristiano Ronaldo to wear gold-plated Nike Mercurial boots

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Cristiano Ronaldo will lead Portugal in Brazil this summer with the ambition of achieving World Cup glory and, as he bids to secure footballing immortality, the Real Madrid superstar will be wearing boots as pristine as the original Jules Rimet trophy.

Ronaldo and Neymar will be the poster-boys of the Nike stable at the 2014 World Cup, but it is the former who has been afforded the most eye-catching set of footwear to lace up in Brazil. With Ronaldo having achieved a second Ballon d’Or triumph this year, Nike have provided him with some gold-plated signature boots - and they are very impressive indeed.

While Andres Iniesta will wear the revolutionary Nike Magista this summer and Neymar the Hypervenom, Ronaldo has pristine Mecurial shoes designed specifically for him, complete with golden studs.

Ronaldo will certainly look the part when the tournament begins on June 12, although Portugal are very much outsiders to triumph in the final a month later. Portugal should progress from their group behind Germany, but bookies have Ronaldo and his men at 33/1 to win the competition.

Nike-backed Brazil and Neymar are the favourites to secure a sixth World Cup win, with the Seleção at 3/1, while Lionel Messi inspired Argentina are at 5/1.

See more pics of the Ronaldo boots here.

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