Ronaldo refuses to confirm retirement after Portugal exit

Ronaldo refuses to confirm retirement after Portugal exit

If the 33-year-old Messi, who previously quit the Argentina team in 2016 before changing his mind, does not continue until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, he will end his career without a major trophy for his country. We have a team of players who are ambitious.

Cristiano Ronaldo saw his World Cup dreams slip away once again on Saturday but gave no hint as to whether he plans to continue playing for Portugal. "Portugal are going to carry on winning things and making the people of Portugal proud".

Captain Hugo Lloris returns in goal after being rested with defender Samuel Umtiti, midfielders Paul Pogba and Blaise Matuidi as well as forward Kylian Mbappe for their third group match against Denmark.

Ronaldo said - in comments published in the Daily Mail - that Portugal, the European champions, had "played better than Uruguay". So now, the question is, for how much longer will we even see these two superstars in their national team shirts?

Such are the high standards they have set over the past decade, that Messi and Ronaldo might think, "If we can't be at our best, then it might not be worth it". I've enjoyed the competition.

It was not to be Ronaldo's night, as he exited the World Cup on the same day as Lionel Messi's Argentina were eliminated following a 4-3 defeat at the hands of France.

But his teamamate, Javier Mascherano, confirmed his retirement after a record 147 matches for Argentina.

"It's time to say goodbye, it's time to support from outside", Mascherano said.

Lionel Messi's disappointments with Argentina "I hope that all the lads who follow in my footsteps can achieve what they are aiming for".

Javier Mascherano, 34, retired from worldwide football in the wake of the France loss, but Sergio Aguero told Tyc Sports he intends to continue representing Argentina.

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