Cristiano Ronaldo and his Portugal were eliminated in the quarter-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup by Morocco, the big surprise of this edition in Qatar. Cristiano, who entered the match 0-1, was unable to reverse the outcome of the match, ending his World Cup in tears, and amidst the controversies of the past few days, with his role as leader questioned by managers, teammates and Portuguese media.
However this may surprisingly not be the last World Cup for CR7.
Cristiano Ronaldo: It's not time to say goodbye yet!
On Instagram the star former Manchester United wrote: " Winning a World Cup for Portugal was the biggest and most ambitious dream of my career.
Fortunately I have won many international titles, including for Portugal, but bringing our country's name to the highest levels in the world was my biggest dream. I fought for it. I fought hard for this dream. In the 5 appearances I've scored at the World Cup in 16 years, always alongside great players and supported by millions of Portuguese, I've given my all.
I left everything on the field. I've never turned my face to the fight and I've never given up on that dream. Unfortunately yesterday the dream ended. It's not worth reacting hot. I just want everyone to know that a lot has been said, a lot has been written, a lot has been speculated, but my dedication to Portugal hasn't changed for an instant.
I have always been one more person fighting for everyone's goal and I would never turn my back on my teammates and my country. For now there is not much more to say. Thank you, Portugal. Thanks Qatar. The dream was good while it lasted...
Now is the time to be a good adviser and allow everyone to draw their own conclusions." So, Cristiano Ronaldo could bring ahead his path with his Country in the International challenges that Portugal will have to deal in the coming months.