Ronaldo Dilemma :Portugal narrowly qualified for quarter-finals after victory over Slovenia

Roberto Martinez’s side narrowly qualified for the quarter-finals on Monday after defeating Slovenia on penalties. Their victory means they will next face France, who beat Belgium 1-0 to also advance from the round of 16, on Friday in Hamburg.

Portugal captain Ronaldo was left sad after missing four free-kicks and making  his side lose  inside the allotted 120 minutes after missing a penalty in extra-time

He did convert from the spot in the shootout in which the Selecao won 3-0.

After the game, Ronaldo confirmed that Euro 2024 will be his last European Championship, with the Manchester United legend set to be 43 by the time of Euro 2028.

“I’m moved by all that football means – by the enthusiasm I have for the game, the enthusiasm for seeing my supporters, my family, the affection people have for me. It’s not about leaving the world of football. What else is there for me to do or win?

“It’s not going to come down to one point more or one point less. Making people happy is what inspires me  most.”

Ronaldo is still  the all-time record goal scorer in the European Championships, boasting 14 goals since his tournament debut in 2004. He will hope to end his Portugal career on a high, after last winning the competition in 2016.