Portugal has been eliminated.
They lost 1-0 to Morocco in the quarterfinals, creating history. First African nation to reach World Cup semi-finals.
Cristiano Ronaldo has dominated headlines despite being benched for Portugal’s knockout games.
He sat out the quarterfinal triumph over Morocco and the last-16 win over Switzerland. With 40 minutes left, he was sent on to help Portugal.
His club future is uncertain, and his international plans are uncertain.
Ronaldo said last month he wants to play two or three more years. So 2–3 years max. I’m 40. 40 is a good age…
“I don’t know. As I’ve said many times, life is dynamic. And you never know.”
The 37-year-old said this could be his last World Cup.
Before the event, he commented, “It’s hard to tell right now because of my World Cup mood.” Fifth World Cup, probably last.
“After the World Cup, I don’t know what will happen, but the fans will always be in my heart.
I hope they’re on my side whether I return, don’t return, stay, or leave. Nobody’s flawless. We all have life episodes; it’s part of being human and a father. Mistakes are inevitable.
I don’t know what will happen after the World Cup because my emphasis is on the Portugal national team.