Agence France-PresseDecember 19, 2013 09:39
AFP Sports' top offbeat sports stories of 2013:
I said Ronaldo, I meant Ronaldo
- France's Sports Minister Valerie Fourneyron was left red-faced when confusing Ronaldo, the legendary Brazilian striker and former World Cup winner, with his Portuguese namesake, Real Madrid star Cristiano.
Fourneyron, speaking at a reception at the Brazilian Embassy in Paris, compounded her error when referring in a speech to next year's World Cup as "the 2016 World Cup...and its formidable ambassador, Cristiano Ronaldo".