Santos shares Portugal's sadness but hopes Ronaldo will remain

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Doctors inform that Cavani has already started rehabilitation and perform some exercise.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts angry to referee Cesar Ramos during the round of 16 match between Uruguay and Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 30, 2018.

Both the former Napoli forward and Suarez missed the first two qualifiers against Bolivia and Colombia back in 2015, but Uruguay won those games comfortably, without conceding a goal. "There was a cross to the left, a cross to the right, and then one came in from behind".

AFTER the thrills and spills of champagne football in the last-16 win over Argentina, France boss Didier Deschamps expects a far tighter affair against Uruguay.

"But I do feel that the second half was very good from us in terms of desire and our determination to score".

It did say, however, that there was no tear to a muscle, meaning that there may still be a slim chance of seeing the forward back in action before the end of the World Cup. "As the team captain I am proud of this group". "A hard match is expecting us".

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England finished second in Group G after the loss in Kaliningrad and will now face Colombia in the last-16. It would not be hard to see England drawing and that game going to penalties".

"The distinctive feature was the dedication that all the players showed and displayed on the pitch", Tabarez said.

And against Uruguay, they managed 61 percent ball possession, played more than double the number of passes of their opponent, and with a much better pass accuracy. That is why I am saying that we will see how everything is.

"In football, there are no moral victories and I would have preferred to play worse and win the match".

"Things were not what we wanted [on the pitch], but at the security level, it was very good". Figo saw Ronaldo who had played in the national squad for 12 years to lead the team crown in Europe.

Uruguay will nearly certainly be without their striker Edison Cavani for their World Cup quarterfinal against France in Nizhny Novgorod on Friday as he struggles to recover from a calf injury.

The Paris Saint-Germain striker had a lovely build up with Luis Suarez to head home the first from a brilliant cross.

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