Portugal were knocked out of the Confederations Cup yesterday after losing in the penalty shoot-out against Chile. The game was quite boring and we saw a goalless draw. Then, Claudio Bravo was the hero and he was able to save all three penalties shot by Portugal. Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t even shot his penalty because he should have kicked the last one.
Now Portugal have to play the third place final on Sunday at 13:00pm UK Time. However, Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has announced that he’s leaving Russia to meet his children, born days before the competition started. The forward lead his national team in this important tournament, but now he can start his holidays meeting his two newborn sons.
Cristiano Ronaldo released a statement on Facebook announcing his departure: “I’ve been working for the national team, like always, with my body and soul, even knowing that my two children were born. Unfortunately, we couldn’t achieve our main goal, but I’m sure we’ll continue giving joy to the Portuguese people. The President of the Portuguese Federation and the national coach have had today a behaviour that has touched me and I won’t forget. I’m happy to be with my children for the very first time”, the Portuguese star published.
Cristiano Ronaldo lived very special days in Russia while he was focused on playing with his national team. He received the good news of being father again, although he hasn’t met his sons yet. Besides, he also knew the bad news regarding his problems with the Spanish tax authorities and now he has to testify in front of the judge.
The Portuguese Federation released another statement explaining Cristiano Ronaldo’s situation: “The FPF president and the national coach were briefed before the Confeds Cup that the captain of the team, Cristiano Ronaldo, had become father. The player, despite the birth of his children, was concerned of staying working for the national team, a gesture that we want to highlight”, the statement says.