Published: Fri, July 06, 2018
Sport | By Fredrick Flores

Portugal hopes to count on Ronaldo to lead new generation

Portugal hopes to count on Ronaldo to lead new generation

The round of 16's second game is another doozy with Uruguay up against Portugal, or Luis Suarez vs. Cristiano Ronaldo.

Portugal have progressed from the group stage of the World Cup for the fourth time in their history.

Ronaldo played a pivotal role in France during Portugal's triumphant campaign two years ago, and during the tournament in Russian Federation he became Europe's top worldwide goal-scorer and only second in the world to Iran's Ali Daei.

The 33-year-old Ronaldo made most appearances at World Cups and European Championships among all players since his debut in 2004.

The 31-year-old had a desperate day in front of goal as Uruguay eventually ground out a 1-0 win against Egypt to kick off their campaign in Russian Federation. The footballer refused to answer the question about the future of the coaching staff and players.

Ronaldo and Messi would not be proud to look back at their World Cup record because the Portuguese has no goals in 514 minutes in knockout games while Messi could not score a goal in 756 minutes of knockout action.

Trump's Supreme Court search begins, with youth a key factor
He did not explicitly set a precedent for refusing to consider court nominees in all election years, as Democrats say now. Two of the finalists are women, Trump said, adding he may interview one or two of the candidates over the weekend.

Vienna meet on nuclear deal supports Iran's continued oil, gas exports
Iran has warned that it may walk away from the deal unless other signatories "guarantee" that it will continue to benefit. The first group of sanctions on Iran's automotive sector, gold trade, and other industries will "snap back" on August 4.

Amazon seeks small businesses to deliver packages
Start-up costs for a DSP business are as low as $10,000, and military veterans can apply to have their start-up costs reimbursed. Walmart plans to expand same-day grocery delivery to more than 40 per cent of US households, or 100 metro areas by year's end.

For the tournament in Russia, Santos brought 13 players from the Euro 2016 squad, including nine of the players who started in the final against France.

"He's essential, because of the kind of player he is, for what he has shown in every match he has played for the national team, not to mention in the present moment", he said. "We're going out with heads held high and the Portugal team will continue to win things".

Cavani scored twice as Uruguay beat Portugal in the last-16 of the World Cup at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi. "Cristiano still has a lot to give to football and I hope he will stay to help the young players grow and develop", he said. To my mind, Portugal played better than Uruguay. "There is no better place than a World Cup".

The Paris Saint-Germain striker has so far scored three times in the World Cup, including both goals during Uruguay's 2-1 win over Portugal in the last sixteen, but he limped off shortly after his second goal. "That's why I'm confident and happy, because I know that the national team will always be as strong as it can be".

Although the "new generation" lost, the emotional Santos insisted that they "played a good game".

Like this: