Ronaldo refuses to discuss Portugal future after World Cup exit
July 1, 2018 6:04 pm
Cristiano Ronaldo says it is “not the time” to discuss his international future after Portugal’s World Cup exit.
A 2-1 last-16 defeat by Uruguay sent the European champions home from Russia.
BBC Sports reports, Portugal coach Fernando Santos said he hopes his captain, who will be 37 at the next World Cup in Qatar, “will stay to help the young players grow and develop”.
Ronaldo scored four goals, including a hat-trick against Spain, to take Portugal through to the last 16 almost on his own, but was unable to continue that form beyond the group stages.
But he was determined to be positive after what could be his last appearance on the biggest stage of international football.