Sampaoli planning to use Messi as a false nine against France

World Cup 2018 Portugal Uruguay More Than Cristiano Ronaldo v Luis Suarez Says Bruno Alves

Ten goals were scored on a gripping first day of the knockout phase as France progressed to a quarter-final tie against Uruguay but Messi and Ronaldo may have played their last games on football's biggest stage.

Cristiano Ronaldo saw his World Cup dreams slip away once again on Saturday (Jun 30) but gave no hint as to whether he plans to continue playing for Portugal.

After almost five and a half hours of football, it was the first goal Uruguay had let in at this World Cup - indeed it was the first they had conceded in 2018.

"Now is not the time to talk about the future, either of the coach or the players", the Portugal skipper said after the game.

That set the scene for 19-year-old Mbappe, who netted two goals in four second-half minutes to become the first teenager to score at least twice in a World Cup match since a 17-year-old Pele in 1958.

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45 - Having never scored from a free-kick at a major worldwide tournament, Ronaldo finally got it right at the flawless and most spectacular time.

By that time, Ronaldo's situation at club level will be clearer after he raised doubts about his future with Real Madrid in the wake of their Champions League final win against Liverpool in May.

FIFA has now commented on the situation by providing support for a player widely regarded to be one of the greatest ever, urged the 57-year-old - part of the FIFA Legends Program - to be respectful.

Ronaldo had the opportunity to stake his claim as the GOAT at the World Cup following Messi's elimination but he, too, is being sent home after Portugal lost 2-1 to Uruguay courtesy of a dazzling Edinson Cavani display.

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