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Cristiano Ronaldo gave no hint that he is about to retire from international football despite seeing his Portugal side knocked out of the World Cup by Uruguay. 

Ronaldo is still waiting for his first goal or first assist in a World Cup knockout game after Portugal were beaten 2-1 by an Edinson Cavani-inspired Uruguay in the last 16 in Sochi. 

The striker will be 37 when the next World Cup arrives, in Qatar in 2022, but refused to consider his future as he left the Fisht Stadium. 

Cristiano Ronaldo refused to discuss his Portugal future after being dumped out of World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo refused to discuss his Portugal future after being dumped out of World Cup

He said: 'It's not the right time to talk about my future, or about the coach or any of the players.

'I'm absolutely sure this team will continue to be one of the the best in the world. We have a team of players who are ambitious. Portugal are going to carry on winning things and making the people of Portugal proud.' 

That doesn't sound like a player who is ready to give up on what has been a life-long World Cup dream and Ronaldo insisted he has enjoyed Russia 2018 despite the outcome for his team. 

He said: 'We played better than Uruguay but it's those who score more goals who win. We wanted to win, we fought well, but Uruguay should be congratulated. 

Ronaldo will be 37 years old if he were to represent Portugal at the next World Cup in Qatar

Ronaldo will be 37 years old if he were to represent Portugal at the next World Cup in Qatar

Fernando Santos is adamant Ronaldo will continue to make himself available for selection

Fernando Santos is adamant Ronaldo will continue to make himself available for selection

'Overall we leave with our heads held high. I'm very proud to represent the Portugal national team. This is a fantastic group to work with. I'm proud of my teammates of the technical staff. 

'It's not a great outcome for us

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