Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has declined to comment on his international future following the country’s elimination from the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Fernando Santos’ men went down to a 2-1 defeat against Uruguay in their second round encounter in Sochi on Saturday.
The Real Madrid star exited his fourth World Cup in disappointment after two goals from Edinson Cavani saw the Uruguayans advance to the last eight.
However Ronaldo, who will be 37 by the time of the next World Cup, would not be drawn on whether he planned to extend his international career.
“Now is not the time to talk about the future of players and coaches,” Ronaldo told reporters after the game.
The 33-year-old however insists that European champions can look forward to the future with confidence.
“We have a fantastic group, young and with a lot of ambition and for that reason I think the team will remain strong,” he said.
Ronaldo finished his World Cup campaign with four goals, one adrift of England’s Harry Kane who leads the standings with five.