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Uruguay vs Portugal Player Ratings: Cavani brace smash Ronaldo’s hopes

04 July 2018
Uruguay vs Portugal Player Ratings: Cavani brace smash Ronaldo’s hopes

That enough to take Portugal out of the group stage but the team couldn't respond to two Edinson Cavani goals as Uruguay claimed a place in the quarter-finals.

Portugal have been knocked out of the World Cup.

"Cristiano still has a lot to give to football, and I hope he will stay to help the young players grow and develop", he said on Saturday. This is a World Cup, of course we're all defending and working for our national teams.

Cristiano Ronaldo says it is not the time to talk about his future after Portugal's last 16 exit in the World Cup.

"I'm sure that the national team will remain as one of the best in the world". We're going out with heads held high and the Portugal team will continue to win things.

Confederations champions left at the World Cup.

When the inevitable question about Portugal's record goal-scorer Ronaldo came, the 63-year-old's face broke into a grin.

Cedric Soares has moved to remind the likes of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani that Portugal possess their own "weapons" ahead of this evening's mouth-watering World Cup clash.

France scored with all four of their shots on target against Argentina.

Not only does he praise Óscar Tabárez's side for reaching the quarter final stages, but he also congratulates Federation Internationale de Football Association and Russia for hosting the World Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo remained coy on his worldwide future following Portugal's exit from the World Cup over the weekend.

And against Uruguay, they managed 61 per cent ball possession, played more than double the number of passes of their opponent, and with a much better pass accuracy. The Barcelona striker then swung in a cross to the far post for Cavani to head home.

"The truth is, it was really exciting", Cavani said.

"For making runs into the box, there is no one better".

It was a hammer blow for Portugal given that Uruguay had not conceded in their previous six games, and the South Americans' ability to get bodies behind the ball began to frustrate the European champions.

Uruguay's team is built on being tough to break down and I fancy the likes of Godin and his defensive partners to starve the Portuguese of attacking opportunities.

What stood out Saturday against Portugal was Uruguay's comfort without the ball.

This tournament gave me pleasure.

Tabarez added: "We didn't presuppose anything coming here". "We'll see what happens, we'll do [medical] exams".