Let's keep our fingers crossed that Ronaldo's Portugal and Ribery's France do not meet in the play-offs
Franck Ribery is on a one-man mission to rival Rambo.
He is single-handedly determined to lead Les Bleus to Brazil.
One man could potentially stand between him and the World Cup Finals.
His name is Cristiano Ronaldo .
It's a ready-made movie trailer.
Their possible match-up has the makings of an engrossing blockbuster, a clash of genuine sporting titans.
Action heroes in their respective countries, they deserve equal billing. That's why a meeting of those magnificent men would be so captivating.
That's why it shouldn't happen.
The thought of the unseeded France facing the seeded Portugal in a World Cup qualifying play-off next month offers all the excitement and suspense of opening all our Christmas presents in June.
Best things come not only to those who wait, but also those who wait for the right time, setting and venue.
The World Cup Finals is the only occasion befitting of such a spectacle.
There is a reason Big Phil and Tiger never hacked away on US$10 (S$12.40) public courses hidden in the American suburbs.