Biglia quits worldwide duty after France World Cup exit
01 July, 2018, 10:46 | Author: Lora Ball
Ronaldo said - in comments published in the Daily Mail - that Portugal, the European champions, had "played better than Uruguay".
The knockout round of the FIFAWorld Cup has only just begun but the tournament has already lost it's biggest stars as both Lionel Messi's Argentina and Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal were eliminated from the tournament on Saturday.
The fact that Ronaldo is a fitness freak and takes care of his body like no other athlete could render that 37-year-old inconsequential, but it will be a tall order for the Portugal captain to return to the World Cup stage in 2022.
"I am sure that Portugal will continue to be one of the best teams in the world. We are aware of what you are referring to in terms of previous matches", FIFA's chief competitions and events officer Colin Smith said on Friday.
Given their ages - Messi is 31 and Ronaldo 33 - this could be the last the world sees of the pair, who have monopolised the world player of the year award for the last 10 years, on the biggest stage of all. But although both have made it to the final weekend in the past - Ronaldo having finished fourth in 2006, Messi second in 2014 - the last 16 was where their journey ended this time.
The Argentina captain only scored once in four matches at the finals and is still yet to score a World Cup goal in the knockout rounds.
France worldwide Mbappe stole the show with two goals and also won the opening penalty that Griezmann stuck away.
Prior to the World Cup, Ronaldo led Real Madrid to its third straight Champions League title, but he arrived in Russian Federation surrounded by distractions about his club future and a tax fraud accusation back in Madrid.
"There is a tournament in September and we hope Cristiano will be with us to help the players grow".
No unrest in Argentina camp! - Sampaoli
Lionel Messi is frustrated and desperate to turn Argentina's World Cup around, according to Javier Mascherano. But against a resurgent Nigeria - who in November beat Argentina 4-2 in Krasnodar - they face a hard task.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo - two of the most enduring and popular players of the past decade.
In worldwide football, that's just nearly a desperate call to see a loose team with no understanding of what we're trying to do. Topping Group "G" means playing whoever will have finished second in Group H earlier on Thursday - Colombia , Senegal or Japan.
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We don't trust Argentina to shut out France , nor do we expect Les Bleus to deny the South Americans the goals they covet dearly. The former Benfica and Valencia midfielder is dealing with physical problems, and will be a game-time decision.
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