Friday, 20 July, 2018

Mascherano quits after Argentina lose to France

Uruguay won all three of their World Cup group games Uruguay won all three of their World Cup group games
Edward Snyder | 01 July, 2018, 08:11

Ronaldo's World Cup exit is down in large part to the talents of Uruguayan strike duo Luis Suarez and Edison Cavani - the latter of whom scored a stunning double in Sochi. But although both have made it to the final weekend in the past - Ronaldo having finished fourth in 2006, Messi second in 2014 - the last 16 was where their journey ended this time.

But neither Lionel Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo will have a World Cup to their name, possibly ever, after Argentina and Portugal lost their round of 16 matches on Saturday (June 30).

"I'm absolutely sure this team will continue to be one of the the best in the world".

But with great power comes greater expectations to live up to, and for some, the inability to show up once every four years means Messi and Ronaldo will never be able to share a place with, much less overtake, Pele and Diego Maradona in the pantheon of football greats.

"It's time to say goodbye, it's time to support from outside", Mascherano said.

The French squad is packed with talented young players like N'golo Kante, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe, while established stars like Antoine Griezmann remain a scoring threat.




That took his goal tally for the tournament to three - two behind England talisman Harry Kane and one behind Belgium's Romelu Lukaku.

"He is an exceptional player", said Uruguay's veteran coach Oscar Tabarez.

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo cut a frustrated figure during the entire match and could not add to his four goals in the first two matches, failing to improve his record of failing to score in all six World Cup knockout matches he has played. "You need to really concentrate to make sure he is not successful against you, but that is very hard". "Hopefully they can achieve something".

Sergio Aguero gave Argentina late hope but they ran out of time and head home after a rollercoaster ride in Russian Federation that ultimately ends in bitter disappointment for the two-time former champions.

By that time, Ronaldo's situation at club level will be clearer after he raised doubts about his future with Real Madrid in the wake of their Champions League final win against Liverpool in May.

"We tried our best and we played a good game".

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