Ronaldo expected to join Portugal's Nations League plans

Ronaldo expected to join Portugal's Nations League plans

Ronaldo expected to join Portugal's Nations League plans

Portugal manager Fernando Santos has said that he is hopeful Cristiano Ronaldo has not played his final ever match at the World Cup finals.

Uruguay's Edinson Cavani has always played second fiddle to his more illustrious attacking colleagues at country or club level but the long-haired marksman emerged out of those shadows with his twin strike in the World Cup round of 16 last week. Cavani sent a cross into the box where Suarez, however, could hardly get a decent shot.

It is still unclear if Cavani will start the France game on the bench or not.

The lingering question all week for Uruguay will be the health of Cavani after he scored two goals but limped off in the 70th minute with a leg injury.

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Edinson will be able to play in the quarterfinals of the 2018 world Cup with France on Friday, July 6, is not specified. We'll see what happens, we'll do [medical] exams.

"This growth is natural and we have a team with many young players."
Real Madrid forward Ronaldo has scored four of Portugal's five goals so far, while Barcelona star Suarez netted against Saudi Arabia and hosts Russia.New ball will be used for the knockout phase. If they still would be in their national teams, they would be the top oldest players in the world cup history, a record now being held by Egypt's goalkeeper Essam El Hadary.

Uruguay's Luis Suarez controls the ball during the group A match between Uruguay and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018. "They have been incredible players", Neville said. "That is our best chance against any adversary, and we know that France will be very tough indeed".

Suarez with 53 goals and Cavani 44 - 12 of them from assists by his striking partner - are their two all-time leading scorers and again showed their understanding with an astonishing opening goal in the seventh minute.

"I am sure that Portugal will continue to be one of the best teams in the world". It's a tough match, like the ones we've been having, and we'll do our job, trying to be compact, defending all together.

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