Ronaldo refuses to comment on worldwide retirement speculation

Ruben Holloway
July 6, 2018

Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani has a left calf injury and remains a doubt for its World Cup quarterfinal match against France.

Today's survey revealed that striker edema, but without breaking muscle tissue. 'The whole team sacrificed so we could get the win, ' said Suarez.

The two goals scored by Edinson Cavani knocked out Portugal.

Drawing a blank against Uruguay means that one of the finest players of all-time is still looking for his first goal in the knockout stages of football's showpiece event.

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The Paris Saint Germain forward limped off the pitch in his side's 2-1 victory over Portugal in their round of 16 encounter last week.

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.

Despite all those records, the skipper preferred to focus on the team: "It's not the time to talk about the future of the players, the coaches, and the position the side is in". Uruguay won all three of their group matches, and are the only team yet to concede a goal at the tournament. If they still would be in their national teams, they would be the top oldest players in the world cup history, a record now being held by Egypt's goalkeeper Essam El Hadary. "You need to really concentrate to make sure he is not successful against you, but that is very hard".

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The Portgual game had been billed as a showdown between Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo.

"France is playing very well, they have proved it throughout the World Cup", Bentancur said.

Following a corner, Ronaldo rose high, but it was the unmarked Pepe, 35, who sent home the header from behind, as the oldest Portugal player to score at a World Cup.

Pepe's goal was the first time the South Americans' defence had been breached in this tournament, but they stood firm after that and are beginning to look like genuine contenders moving into the latter stages in Russian Federation.

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'But in five days we have a match and we don't have a lot of time for recovery here.

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