Ronaldo hints no Portugal retirement

Cristiano Ronaldo has hinted he will continue playing for Por­tugal following the team’s painful Euro 2024 exit.

Ronaldo started in all of Portugal’s five games in the tournament in Germa­ny, averaging 97 minutes per match.

However, for the first time in his ca­reer, the Al Nassr forward failed to score in open play at a major international tournament.

The Portugal captain broke his silence on social media after Friday’s 5-3 defeat to France on penalties in the quarter­finals: “We wanted more. We deserved more. For us. For each one of you. For Portugal.

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Portugal coach, Roberto Martínez, said after his team’s elimination that it was ‘too soon’ to say if Ronaldo had played his last game for his country.

Ronaldo has scored 130 goals across 212 appearances for Portugal since making his debut with the national team in 2003 and won Euro 2016. He already indicated that his record-breaking sixth European Championship would be his last.

It remains to be seen if the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will continue playing through the 2026 World Cup at age 41.

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