Cristiano Ronaldo’s FIFA World Cup ends in tears | Football News

With his dream of winning a World Cup for Portugal Broken, an inconsolable Cristiano Ronaldo left the pitch after his side’s upset loss to Morocco in the quarter-finals on Saturday.
There were mixed emotions on the pitch after the referee whistled full time. As the Moroccans celebrated a stunning victory to become the first African nation to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup, the Portuguese players were stunned and the images of a tearful Ronaldo returning to the tunnel melted the hearts.

At 37, this could well be Ronaldo’s final World Cup appearance, having started the quarter-final on the bench and later came on as a substitute. It was Ronaldo’s 196th international cap, equaling the men’s all-time record.
Ronaldo was part of the Portugal squad that won Euro 2016. But holding the World Cup trophy may now remain an unfulfilled desire for one of the game’s greats.

On Saturday against Morocco, Ronaldo was never released and only had one shot on goal after coming on as a substitute.
Now, having been let down by yet another failure on the game’s biggest stage, Ronaldo will also have to take a call on his club career.

He is currently without a club. His association with Manchester United ended following his controversial comments during a TV interview.
(With contributions from the agency)


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