Ronaldo says he is not planning to retire after World Cup – ESPN
Manchester United striker has said he is not likely to retire after his side face France in the World Cup final
Ronaldo’s hopes of winning his second World Cup have been dashed as he says he is not planning to sit out the final after his side’s 3-1 defeat to France.
The Red Devils were made 2-0 up after just 11 minutes with goals from Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but they could not make it two and have to settle for third place when the final is held on Sunday in Moscow.
The two-time Ballon d’Or winner was in tears after his side were beaten and said: “I want to retire from international football. I want to retire from international football.
“My family, my team-mates, everyone. I am very sad. It’s because of them, all of them. The whole country. It’s because of the country, and its people.
“But we know what we have to do, we are very tired and we have to keep playing.”
He added: “It doesn’t matter, I have a lot of goals (to score), one more would be an extra one, but I don’t know if I can do it. We are in the knockout stage for the third position and I have to focus to go to the final.
“I am not sure if I can go to the World Cup with 11-12 games left. But I will try. I will try.
“I cannot say what I want to do in the future. I cannot talk about it today. I want to enjoy my life now.
“I know I have a lot to give to the fans, to my friends, family and to the country. I don’t want to talk about it. At this moment I cannot say something.
“I am very sad. For (all) the fans, the whole country. I always