Qatar 2022: FIFA gives Ronaldo hero’s farewell after World Cup exit

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FIFA has given Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo a hero’s farewell after his nation’s elimination from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

 

Ronaldo burst into tears after Portugal’s 1-0 defeat against Morocco in the World Cup quarter-final tie on Saturday.

 

The 37-year-old will probably retire without ever winning the World Cup.

 

The former Manchester United star came on as a substitute against Morocco with his team already trailing and was unable to save them.

 

After the final whistle of the match, Ronaldo quickly walked off the pitch and started crying on his way to the locker room.

 

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who participated in his fifth World Cup, played his 196th international fixture, a record he now shares with Egypt’s Bader Al-Mutawa.

 

Following the match, FIFA shared a video on Twitter paying tribute to CR7, highlighting some of the forward’s best World Cup moments.

 

“A myth. A legend. A machine. Thank you, Cristiano,” FIFA wrote.


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