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Cristiano Ronaldo is still pivotal to Portugal side battling Father Time

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Edward Snyder | 13 June, 2018, 03:35

Given everything Ronaldo has achieved in Madrid and what he is still contributing-he notched 44 goals in all competitions last season-it's understandable he wants to feel valued there, and he likely wants parity with Neymar and Barcelona's Lionel Messi, who receive higher wages than him.

Portugal´s forward Cristiano Ronaldo attends a training session at the team´s base camp in Kratovo, outskirts of Moscow, on June 11, 2018, ahead of the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup.

They have shared the past 10 Ballons d'Or between them, but Ronaldo has overtaken Messi when it comes to Champions League titles after lifting his fourth in the past five years with Real last month. "The Egyptian is one of them".

Salah suffered a shoulder injury in Liverpool's 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League and has been recovering ahead of Egypt's opening game against Uruguay on Friday.

"I hope his injury in the final in Kiev doesn't keep him out", Ronaldo told reporters on Monday, as quoted by KingFut.




But, despite the rumours, La Liga president Tebas believes both will stay put.

Mohamed Salah is in a race to be fit for the World Cup.

The 33-year-old admits a tough Group B opener against Spain on June 15 is not ideal, but he remains confident the European champions will reach the knockout rounds.

"To win the World Cup would be a dream for Portugal but to do it we have to play the same way we did in Euro 2016, as a team and all together".

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