Mascherano Quits International Football After World Cup Exit

Portugal have made it through to the last 16 of World Cup 2018 where they will play Uruguay in Sochi on Saturday for a place in the quarter-finals

Ronaldo is 33 years old, and Messi 31-meaning Russian Federation is, realistically, their last chance to win the Cup.

Today he showed why he is the fresh new face of French football, a second-half brace propelling his nation into the last eight as he became the first teenager since Pele in 1958 to score twice in a World Cup match.

When you consider that they have, for the most part, not had the supporting cast needed to win the World Cup so far in their careers, it's unlikely that will suddenly change as they shift to the periphery.

Javier Mascherano, 34, retired from global football in the wake of the France loss, but Sergio Aguero told Tyc Sports he intends to continue representing Argentina.

But Edinson Cavani had other ideas, scoring a pair of goals en route to a 2-1 Uruguay win over the Portugal.

The pressure of trying to match Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo is following Argentina star Lionel Messi wherever he goes.

Cavani got things started quickly for Uruguay, heading Luis Suarez's cross past Rui Patricio in the seventh minute.

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Portugal's goal was the first Uruguay had conceded in 597 minutes of football, dating back to their 2-1 loss to Austria in November.

Fernando Santos threw on Andre Silva as Portugal tried to find a way through, but defensive duo Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez held a frustrated Ronaldo at bay, the Portugal captain picking up a late booking for dissent as his emotions ran overboard in the closing stages.

He has now played in 17 World Cup matches along with his record 21 appearances he has played in the Euros.

Uruguay moves on to the quarter-finals for the first time since 2010, where they will face France. Spain play hosts Russian Federation in the early game, with Croatia taking on Denmark in the late match.

There's no doubt that Lionel Messi is one of the best soccer players in history, but he's never been as successful for Argentina as he has been for his club team, Barcelona.

There are two more round-of-16 matches tomorrow morning.

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