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Ronaldo reacts to World Cup exit, silent on Portugal future



Cristiano Ronaldo on the substitutes bench after he was replaced

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo was silent on his international future as he reacted to his side’s World Cup exit following a 1-0 defeat to Morocco.

The 37-year-old forward who is without a club after he was sacked by Manchester United was in tears as he walked into the dressing room following Portugal’s ouster.

Ronaldo whose role was reduced to being a substitute in the games against Switzerland and Morocco said winning the World Cup was the “most ambitious dream” of his career.

He said that he gave his all every time he wore the Portugal colours and that he is grateful for representing his country and scoring in five World Cups.


The former Real Madrid forward also had a word for his critics, “Now, it’s hoping that the weather will be a good advisor and allow each one to draw their conclusions,” Ronaldo said at the end of his post on Facebook.

“Winning a World Cup for Portugal was the biggest and most ambitious dream of my career. Fortunately, I won many titles of international dimension, including Portugal, but putting our country’s name on the highest foot in the World was my biggest dream,” he wrote.

“I fought for it. I fought hard for this dream. In the 5 appearances, I scored in World Cups over 16 years, always by the side of great players and supported by millions of Portuguese, I gave my all.

“Leave it all out on the field. I never turned my face to the fight and I never gave up on that dream. Sadly yesterday the dream ended It’s not worth reacting to heat. I just want you all to know that much has been said, much has been written, and much has been speculated, but my dedication to Portugal has not changed not for a moment. I was always one fighting for the objective of all and I would never turn my back on my colleagues and my country.

“Not much more to say for now. Thank you, Portugal. Thank you, Qatar The dream was nice while it lasted… Now, it’s hoping that the weather will be a good advisor and allow each one to draw their conclusions,” he said.


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