Cristiano Ronaldo hailed after Edinson Cavani incident

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Jorge Sampaoli explains touchline exchange with Lionel Messi over Aguero sub

Asked about complaints that the 57-year-old had made an obscene gesture at other spectators after Argentina snatched a late win on Wednesday, Fifa's World Cup chief executive Colin Smith told reporters that the former Argentine player was a valued part of its Legends programme to promote the game. Even today, he sees me from 50 meters away and shouts at me: "Diego" and I "Ron", " he said. "Though he is an inspiration for his team but that was not enough to make him go far in this world Cup", Siasia said on Super Sport.

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.

Denmark are unbeaten for 18 games, a national record, their last defeat coming against Montenegro in October 2016 and have kept six clean sheets in their past seven games thanks to 'keeper Casper Schmeichel.

"If I had to choose, I would never have any doubt". "Ronaldo is very good people".

"Pepe slipped in with a really good header", Schmeichel said of the defender's 55th-minute goal, before finding fault with the 35-year-old for the goal which saw Uruguay re-take the lead.

The Argentina team will stay in the Ramada hotel ahead of the game.

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Low's future has been called into question despite signing a new deal before the start of the World Cup . After 16 consecutive World Cups, world champions Germany are going home .

The Paris Saint-Germain striker, who as a child had posters of Ronaldo plastered across his bedroom wall, has three goals in three starts in Russian Federation.

Cavani used that space well, curling home from the edge of the box for what proved the victor.

Remarkably, neither Ronaldo nor Messi have managed to score a single goal in a knockout tie in four World Cups going back to 2006.

Following the match, Sampaoli said: "The need, perhaps, was stronger than what the team had put together".

"After that there was nothing in Portugal..."

Maradona is in Russian Federation to watch the World Cup and has been a lively presence at Argentina matches, celebrating his country's dramatic win over Nigeria and resulting progression to the last 16 with an offensive gesture.

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