Cristiano Ronaldo and the Portugal national team nail the Mannequin Challenge

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The Mannequin Challenge has been sweeping the net for about a week now.

If you don’t know what it is, get yourself out from underneath that rock and open Twitter.

Even Hillary Clinton did it in an attempt to get Americans to vote in the presidential election. Such good it did her.

Several football teams have taken part in the craze, which sees people remaining frozen while somebody records them, including Juventus, Borussia Dortmund and Sunderland.

Sunderland’s defence has been standing still all season, so of course they nailed the challenge.

The Portuguese national team has become the latest to do it. And they’ve set the bar with a really impressive rendition.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the star, obviously. Standing topless, the Real Madrid hero strikes a very familiar pose.

Check it out below.

Fonte's warning

Portugal are clearly in good spirits ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Latvia on Sunday evening.

Fernando Santos’ team are second in Group B and have won their last two matches 6-0.

What’s perhaps scariest for Latvia, and indeed the rest of the nations in Europe, is that Jose Fonte reckons Portugal can improve.

Exciting talents

The reigning European champions include a crop of young, exciting players, headed by Bayern Munich’s Renato Sanches, and Fonte believes that they take Portugal to another level.

“We have young players to grow with high quality, but need time to enhance this quality,” he said, via Southampton’s website.

“With games with minutes with more experience it will be possible. It is with optimism that we look at all these young people.”

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