Ronaldo and Griezmann turn on the style during international break
With domestic duties on the back-burner for the next two weeks and international friendlies to limber up for, the great and the good of the football world have spent the past few days honing their skills on the training pitch.
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo signed off by busting out a flashy rabona pass, shortly before jetting away to meet up with the Portugal squad ahead of Friday night's friendly against Saudi Arabia.
Over in the France camp, Antoine Griezmann then upped the ante with a piece of ball control so flamboyant we're not entirely sure it even has a proper name.
Faced with a long pass pinged in his general direction, the Atletico Madrid forward used his heel to cushion the ball before volleying it back from whence it came -- a la Raphael Varane.
Griezmann and the rest of Les Bleus are scheduled to take on Wales at the Stade de France in Paris on Friday evening.
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