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Jose Fonte and William Carvalho shine in Portugal qualifier

Ronaldo does some stuff too

Portugal v Chile: Semi-Final - FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images

Listen, it’s not going to be easy getting over what happened yesterday. Let’s tear off the proverbial band-aid, together, and do what we do best - support our Hammers.

Jose Fonte was in action against those fearsome foes, the Faroe Islands. That’s right, the European Champions took on the best starting XI the 500 square mile island with a population of 50,000 could offer.

It was no surprise then we witnessed an afternoon of record breaking bullying action. If you want to see Jose Fonte happier than you’ve ever seen him in England, watch him celebrate with Ronaldo below.

Have you ever seen Jose Fonte smile that wide in a Hammer kit? I haven’t. Just saying.

Cristiano Ronaldo would go ahead and score two more (one a penalty), passing Brazilian legend, Pele, in goals scored for country at 78.

The more interesting aspect to this match for Hammer fans was seeing William Carvalho not only suit up, but score a goal and provide an assist as well. Hammer fans will remember that it was the West Ham United board who said Carvalho was not 100% fit, and not match ready. The Davids cited those reasons for failing to meet Sporting’s full asking price, falling short by £2-3 million.

Portugal finds their next match in Budapest, as they take on a slightly more difficult opponent in Hungary on September 3rd.