Xtra Time Web Desk: Portugal’s superstar footballer Cristiano Ronaldo on Sunday posted a cryptic message on his social media handle Instagram, thanking everyone after his team’s exit from the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
Portugal crashed out of the World Cup with a 0-1 loss to Morocco in the quarter-final. Unfortunately, Ronaldo started the fixture on the bench and came on only in the 51st minute at the Al Thumama Stadium.
The shocking loss meant it was the last time the former Manchester United striker was turning up in his national colours at the quadrennial showpiece.
The long message posted by Ronaldo is as follows:
“Winning a World Cup for Portugal was the biggest and most ambitious dream of my career. Fortunately, I won many titles of international dimension, including Portugal, but putting our country’s name on the highest foot in the World was my biggest dream. I fought for it . I fought hard for this dream. In the 5 appearances I scored in World Cups over 16 years, always by the side of great players and supported by millions of Portuguese, I gave my all. Leave it all out on the field. I never turned my face to the fight and I never gave up on that dream. Sadly yesterday the dream ended It’s not worth reacting to heat. I just want you all to know that much has been said, much has been written, much has been speculated, but my dedication to Portugal has not changed not for a moment. I was always one fighting for the objective of all and I would never turn my back on my colleagues and my country. Not much more to say for now. Thank you Portugal. Thank you Qatar The dream was nice while it lasted… Now, it’s hoping that the weather will be good advisor and allow each one to draw their own conclusions.”
Here is the post shared by Ronaldo on Instagram: