Directly from the make-of-it-what-you-will files: a Ghanaian man named Nana Kwaku Bonsam, reputedly the country's "most influential witch doctor," told an African radio station "I know what Cristiano Ronaldo's injury is about. I'm working on him." Bonsam, whose name translates as the "Devil of Wednesday," elaborated further, saying:
"I will work on Cristiano Ronaldo seriously and rule him out of the World up or at least prevent him from playing against Ghana and the best thing I can do is to keep him out though injury. This injury can never be cured by any medic, they can never see what is causing the injury because it is spiritual. Today, it is his knee, tomorrow it is his thigh, next day it is something else."
I'm just grateful Mr. Bonsam is not an Atleti fan. I also feel as an American that this bit about only preventing Cristiano from suiting up against Ghana is perhaps a little selfish.