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Ronaldo was considering international retirement after Qatar World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo disclosed that he had contemplated retiring from international soccer after the World Cup in Qatar.

Morocco defeated Portugal in the quarter-final stage, causing them to crash out, and Ronaldo was dropped from the starting line-up for the knockout rounds.

In the last-16 match against Switzerland, Fernando Santos benched Ronaldo and played Goncalo Guedes instead, who scored three goals in a convincing 6-1 win.

Ronaldo was eliminated from the World Cup in the quarter final

For the match against Morocco, Ronaldo remained a substitute, and this decision almost led to the end of his career with the Portugal team.

Ronaldo told reporters: “I’m not going to lie. In our life, we have to put everything on the scale,”

“We thought, we reflected, me and my family, but then we came to the conclusion that, despite the difficulties, we cannot throw in the towel. I was able to see situations at different angles. I learned a lot from that.

“I’m glad to be back. Roberto Martinez showed that he counted on me. I’ve always wanted to play. As you know, he talked to everyone and to me, too. And I was able to realise that I have a lot to give to the national team.

“I feel it, I want it, and my desire is to take Portugal to the highest level. I will always give my contribution when they need me.”

Russell Murray
Russell Murray
Russell Murray is a passionate football journalist whose heart beats to the rhythm of the beautiful game. With an insatiable appetite for all things football, Russell is always seeking to capture the essence of the sport. Also, he strongly believes that Guti and Diego Milito never received the recognition they deserved for their contributions to football.


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