Cristiano Ronaldo tight-lipped on future after World Cup exit

Suarez: club rivalry pushed aside vs Ronaldo at World Cup

"The team played well. As the captain, I'm proud of the players, the coaching team, the staff, and all the people who worked with the group to make sure everything went well".

Skipper Ronaldo has netted four times in Russian Federation, including a hat-trick in his side's opening game against Spain.

"There is another tournament starting in September and of course we hope Cristiano will be with us to help the younger players grow", Santos said. "He tried. The team didn't win because Uruguay scored twice".

They could have proceeded to the knockout stage as the Group B victor until late second half when a controversial penalty goal from the opponent forced them to settle in a draw.

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When it comes to Cavani, though, Suarez says it is unclear at the moment whether he will be able to face Didier Deschamps' side.

It should be noted that both Ronaldo and Messi would be 37 and 35 respectively when the next World Cup comes around. "They've shown throughout the World Cup how good their game is, their speed, how compact they are, it's unbelievable".

His tally is one behind the tournament's current leading scorer Harry Kane, with Ronaldo also missing a penalty in the 1-1 draw with Iran.

The 19-year-old forward's electric pace caused Argentina problems all afternoon and his twin strikes helped France overturn a 2-1 deficit and set up a quarterfinal date with Portugal or Uruguay, who play later on Saturday.

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In his fourth World Cup, Ronaldo couldn't hide his frustration late in the match in Sochi, furiously complaining with the referee after a non-call for a foul that could have given Portugal a last chance to equalize.

Santos had bristled at a question about the team's dependence on Ronaldo before Saturday's match, brushing it off with a wry joke. He only spoke briefly with the media in Russian Federation. "We have great players, a fantastic group". Things don't depend on just one player.

At one point led by a young Lionel Messi, the Argentines won five titles at the U-20 World Cup from 1995-2007 and two gold medals at the Olympics in 2004 and 2008.

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