We knew this story was out there somewhere, and it finally surfaced. The one about the witch doctor who put a curse on the terrific soccer (sorry, European football) player so he would (pick one) get injured, get sick, get stuck in an elevator before the crucial game and his team would lose.
As it turns out, the witch doctor, Nana Kwaku Bonsam, is from Ghana, and the player is Cristian Ronaldo, from Portugal. So far, the curse doesn't seem to be working its magic, because Mr. Ronaldo is having quite a World Cup. Even though he's having some problems (he is 29, after all and has been playing for years), he did help a teammate score that wonderful goal in the final seconds of the game on Sunday against the U.S. So, is that curse real? Or are Mr. Ronaldo's injuries just the luck of the game? More here from the New York Times, here from the Guardian.