Euro 2016 final: Ronaldo leaves pitch in tears after sustaining injury
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo was forced off injured in tears just 25 minutes into Sunday’s Euro 2016 final against France in Pariseuro 2016 Updated: Jul 11, 2016 03:32 IST
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo was forced off injured in tears just 25 minutes into Sunday’s Euro 2016 final against France in Paris.
The Real Madrid forward had attempted to play on with a heavily bandaged knee after hurting himself in an eighth-minute collision with France’s Dimitri Payet.
But after one acceleration midway through the first half, Ronaldo signalled to the bench that he could not carry on and could not hide his despair as he was replaced by Ricardo Quaresma with the game still goalless.
Portugal lost the 2004 Euro final to Greece when they hosted the tournament.
Ronaldo, who shed tears as a 19-year-old at that match, had said this week that he wanted to be “crying with joy” on Sunday.