As he took his leave of the tournament, Ronaldo was in no doubt that Portugal had done the very best they could: "Generally speaking, we can be proud of our efforts".
To be fair, Portugal had four impressive performances in Russian Federation, including the one against Uruguay at the Fisht Stadium.
"Now it's not the time to talk about the future", Ronaldo said after Portugal's 2-1 loss to Uruguay at the World Cup.
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Uruguay , a two-time champion that reached the semifinals at the 2010 World Cup , will next face France on Friday in Nizhny Novgorod .
But since then he has scored in each of his country's games, against Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation, leaving him just one goal away from equalling Oscar Miguez's Uruguayan record tally of eight at World Cups.
"Cavani sustained an injury tonight and we will have to see how that evolves as it's not clear at this stage how serious it is", he said. "We have many young players who desire to achieve team success", he said.
"This is football. Whoever scores more goals wins", Ronaldo said.
It meant Cristiano Ronaldo was knocked out of the tournament - hours after Lionel Messi and Argentina were also eliminated, beaten 4-3 by Les Bleus.
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Tacoma Park's 128 Independence Day fireworks will begin at 7 p.m.at Takoma Park Middle School on 7611 Piney Branch Road. The carnival features games, food vendors, cake walk, parade at 10 a.m. on Wednesday and fireworks at dusk on July 4 .
Uruguay's own impressive front line may be without Edinson Cavani, who suffered a calf injury after scoring two fabulous goals against Portugal in the last 16.
Ronaldo reached the semi-finals with Portugal in his first World Cup in Germany, but has never made it past the last 16 since then.
"He is an exceptional player", said Uruguay's veteran coach Oscar Tabarez. "On a post by Antonella captioned "#VamosPapi", which means "Go Daddy", people commented saying "Papi is a loser" and "I hope you will tell Messi to play a better match against Nigeria". 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. "That's why I'm confident and happy, because I know that the national team will always be as strong as it can be". "You need to really concentrate to make sure he is not successful against you, but that is very hard". They have two exceptional strikers, Griezmann and Mbappe - they're very fast indeed.
Although the "new generation" lost, the emotional Santos insisted that they "played a good game".
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This might be safer but could also take longer, as new roads will need to be built to bring drilling equipment to different areas. Thailand is now in the midst of its monsoon season, and while Monday was relatively dry, the rains returned on Tuesday.