Cristiano Ronaldo has had an incredible World Cup campaign scoring one goal and qualifying for the knockout phase. Following two wins in the group stage, Portugal has qualified without the last group game drama. The qualification would have made Ronaldo a happy man after all the drama at United. Even though the 37-year-old did not get the second goal in the second game, his team did qualify. Ronaldo celebrated a goal that belonged to his teammate Bruno after the official check.
The World Cup has been a major success for many big nations that were expected to reach the knockout phase. However, many countries like Germany and Belgium have struggled and are still on the verge of getting out. These teams are at the pinnacle of the FIFA rankings among all the countries. Meanwhile, groups A, B, and C are all settled as they have played all three group games.
Ronaldo is Missing From Portugal\’s Team Training
According to the reports, Cristiano missed the training session after winning two consecutive games at World Cup. Although the team has qualified for the knockout phase, Portugal has to play one more group game. Since Ronaldo is missing from the training camp, it looks like he will be rested ahead of Knockouts.
Meanwhile, the Portuguese right-back Nuno Mendes will miss the entire World Cup because of a thigh injury. Many even believe that Cristiano has flown to Piers Morgan to give another interview for not giving him his goal. The trolls on the internet have gone crazy after Morgan\’s tweet.
The legacy of CR7 continues as he becomes the first player to score in five World Cups. It is a rare feat that not many players have established in their entire careers. With Ronaldo reaching the tournament\’s knockout stage, Messi has also followed along. Little Argentine missed the penalty last night, but his teammates scored in the second half to secure a spot in the round of 16. It is the last opportunity for both players to earn their last World Cup trophies for themselves and their countries. Ronaldo and Messi reached the knockouts, whereas Neymar endured a lethal ankle injury.
Brazil has also qualified for the round of 16 as they won both of their starting group games. The South Americans are the fans\’ favorite to lift the trophy sixth time. Brazil is also the nation with the most FIFA World Cup wins in history. Meanwhile, Portugal has won none in their time in the tournament. However, if Ronaldo makes it possible, he will go down in the nation\’s history as the first World Cup winner. Although Cristiano says he has nothing to prove, there is a lot at stake.