Portugal much more than just Ronaldo, says Santos

04 July, 2018, 07:38 | Author: Judy Cobb
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The Paris Saint-Germain forward was forced off with a calf injury in that game and Suarez has admitted that the team will have to "wait and see" if he will be ready for Friday's match.

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

By that time, Ronaldo's situation at club level will be clearer after he raised doubts about his future with Real Madrid in the wake of their Uefa Champions League final win against Liverpool in May.

Portugal's triumphant Euro 2016 campaign was never spectacular but it made the most of what they had available - a world-class striker, a strong defence, a good goalkeeper, a winning mentality and good organisation. "He's an important player, but France isn't just one player".

Football fans were left scratching their heads when both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were both ousted in the round of 16, following Argentina's loss to France and Portugal falling to Uruguay. At 31-years-old, speculations had it also that Messi's would retire from worldwide football.

"Everybody can see that in this World Cup there are no easy games", Alves said. In addition to the departure of the tournament, the reigning Champions of Europe, Internet users amused manner best player in the world to raise my shorts higher and higher during the execution of penalty kicks.

Ronaldo, 33, is seemingly at a crossroads regarding his global future with the decision to either prolong his club career or attempt to sustain himself until Qatar 2022 - where he'll be 38.

Their willingness to put in the work off the ball makes it easy for coach Oscar Tabarez to play them together, and the formidable duo will pose a threat to any opposition. That's football at the end of the day, there can only be one victor, and it goes to the best team rather than the best player. They share the same number of Ballon D'or's with five apiece and both have incredible goal records in Spain and Europe. "We have a young and ambitious squad", he said.

It seems someone else will lead their country to glory this year in what will likely be their career's crowning achievement.

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