Cristiano Ronaldo says World Cup dream has ‘ended’ after Portugal’s elimination | Football News

Cristiano Ronaldo says World Cup dream has ‘ended’ after Portugal’s elimination | Football News
Cristiano Ronaldo says World Cup dream has ‘ended’ after Portugal’s elimination | Football News
NEW DELHI: Cristiano Ronaldo, who left the sphere in tears after Portugal’s 0-1 defeat towards Morocco within the quarterfinals, in a social media submit on Sunday mentioned his dream of profitable a World Cup for the nation has ended.
Morocco, on Saturday, eradicated Portugal to grow to be the primary African group to succeed in the FIFA World Cup semis.
A visibly upset Ronaldo after the defeat was in tears as pictures of him in an emotional state stormed the social media.
In his first feedback after the elimination, Ronaldo mentioned that it was ‘time to take inventory’ with out saying explicitly if he desires to hold on being obtainable for Portugal.
“There’s no level in reacting rashly,” Ronaldo wrote. “I simply need all people to know that rather a lot has been mentioned, rather a lot has been written, rather a lot has been speculated about, however my dedication to Portugal has by no means wavered for an immediate.

“I’ve all the time been only one extra (Portuguese) combating for everybody’s purpose. I’d by no means flip my again on my teammates or my nation.”
Ronaldo, who’s the all-time main scorer in males’s worldwide soccer with 118 objectives, mentioned placing Portugal “on the best stage on the earth” was his largest dream.
“In my 5 appearances at World Cups over 16 years, all the time taking part in alongside nice gamers and supported by hundreds of thousands of Portuguese, I’ve given my all,” he wrote. “I left every thing I had on the pitch. I’ll by no means shrink from a battle and I’ve by no means given up on that dream.
“Unfortunately, that dream ended yesterday.”
Ronaldo mentioned he would “let everybody draw their very own conclusions.”
“For now. There’s not a lot else to say. Thank you, Portugal. Thank you, Qatar. The dream was lovely so long as it lasted.”
The subsequent main event is the European Championship in 2024. Ronaldo shall be 41 by the point of the 2026 World Cup within the United States, Canada and Mexico.
(With inputs from AP)

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