Cristiano Ronaldo got rid of 2 bottles of Coca-Cola and replaced them with water at a Euro 2020 press conference

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Cristiano Ronaldo got rid of 2 bottles of Coca-Cola and replaced them with water at a Euro 2020 press conference
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo removed two bottles of Coke put in front of him at a press conference.
  • "Coca-Cola, ugh," he said in apparent disgust, choosing instead to drink from a bottle of water.
  • Ronaldo is known for his healthy eating, and once said he gets "pi--ed" when his son drinks Coke.

Cristiano Ronaldo credits part of his enormous success on the soccer field to a strict, healthy diet.

So when he arrived at a Euro 2020 press conference on Monday to find two bottles of Coca-Cola in front of him, he was unsurprisingly annoyed.

Sitting down behind a desk alongside Portugal manager Fernando Santos, a grumpy-looking Ronaldo shoved the bottles of the sugary drink to the side.

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He then picked up a bottle of water, showed it to the watching cameras, and said, "Água!" - which is Portuguese for water.

"Coca-Cola, ugh," he added, before the press conference kicked off seconds later.

The bottles were likely placed in front of Ronaldo thanks to Coca-Cola's long-standing sponsorship of international soccer tournaments. At Euro 2020, Coca-Cola is one of six main sponsors, alongside the likes of TikTok and Heineken.

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Ronaldo, who spoke to the press ahead of Portugal's opening Euro 2020 game against Hungary on Tuesday, has previously spoken of his dislike for Coca-Cola and other unhealthy snacks and drinks.

Speaking at Dubai's Globe Soccer Awards in 2020, the Juventus star said it irritated him that his son Cristiano Jr. likes to drink the beverage.

"I'm hard with him sometimes because he drinks Coca-Cola and Fanta sometimes, and I'm pi--ed with him," he said.

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"I fight with him when he eats chips and fries and everything. He knows I don't like it. Even my small kids, when they eat chocolate they always look to me, and, you know, we have to be strong."

For his own diet, the 36-year-old is known to eat six healthy meals each day.

He tends to start his days with a selection of hams and cheeses and a side of yogurt, before snacking on avocado toast later in the morning.

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He then eats two lunches and two dinners to fuel the rest of his day, with meals that include chicken salads, steak, and fresh fish.

While Ronaldo doesn't mind treating himself to some chocolate every now and then, fizzy drinks are a big no-no.

Ronaldo is set to captain Portugal as it takes on Hungary at 6 p.m. local time (12 p.m. ET) in Hungary's capital, Budapest, on Tuesday in both sides' first game of the tournament.

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