Santos shares Portugal's sadness but hopes Ronaldo will remain

Santos shares Portugal's sadness but hopes Ronaldo will remain

Santos shares Portugal's sadness but hopes Ronaldo will remain

The Real Madrid star will be 37 by the time of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, but Santos still hopes to see Ronaldo add to his 154 caps and 85 worldwide goals.

Portugal coach Fernando Santos summed up the South Americans on the eve of the match when he was asked to name their strong point.

In their hometown of Salto, they are looked up to by locals who want to emulate them and become the next big thing in Uruguayan football. "That was an incredible play, they have never scored like that before".

While Godin and Gimenez will try to stop Griezmann, Uruguay striker Luis Suarez will be opposing Barcelona teammate Samuel Umtiti.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo helps injured Uruguay forward Edison Cavani off the field in their last 16 clash.

Many commented on her Instagram post, in which she wished Ronaldo and Portugal good luck, calling her the reason for the team's defeat.

His eternal rival Lionel Messi finds himself in the same boat, with the Argentina worldwide having also tasted last-16 heartache on Saturday as the Albiceleste went down 4-3 in a thrilling clash with France.

The Uruguayan global Edinson Cavani escaped serious injury in the 1/8 finals of the 2018 world Cup against Portugal, the official website of the football Federation of Uruguay.

Both the former Napoli forward and Suarez missed the first two qualifiers against Bolivia and Colombia back in 2015, but Uruguay won those games comfortably, without conceding a goal.

But their response to that was magnificent as they went quickly retook the lead, Rodrigo Bentancur teeing up Cavani for a magnificent first-time curling strike into the far corner on his right foot. "We weren't able to control that kind of movement".

Speaking after the Portugal game, Cavani had said: "I hope it's nothing".

Even after a three-day rest, Cavani is still in pain and the coaching staff need to decide whether it is too much of a risk for him to play.

"The distinctive feature of the game was the dedication the players showed on the pitch, and that is the way that we see football", Tabarez said.

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