Cristiano Ronaldo arrives for World Cup after return to action with Portugal

With a green cap on backwards, Cristiano Ronaldo took his first few steps at the World Cup in Brazil with no sign of the left leg injuries that have troubled the world player of the year's buildup.

Ronaldo strolled off Portugal's plane on Wedesday as the squad flew in a day after a 5-1 friendly win over Ireland.

The Portugal captain then lifted his hand and coolly pointed his finger to acknowledge fans who called out "Ronaldo!" as he made his way across the tarmac at an airport near Campinas, a city around 100 kilometers (60 miles) north of Brazil's business capital Sao Paulo.

On the other side of the runway, construction workers lined up along a fence to try and catch a glimpse of the Real Madrid star.