Uruguay's Suarez vows all his best vs Ronaldo

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Uruguay star Edinson Cavani looks unlikely to feature for his country in their quarter final encounter with France following an injury he picked up during the side's win over Portugal.

In his fourth World Cup, Ronaldo couldn't hide his frustration late in the match in Sochi, furiously complaining with the referee after a non-call for a foul that could have given Portugal a last chance to equalize. But with Uruguay sitting back, Portugal did equalise 10 minutes into the second half.

"Now is not the time to talk about the future, either of the coach or the players", the Portugal skipper said after the game.

Portugal coach Fernando Santos spent the World Cup denying that his team was only about Cristiano Ronaldo, but he will leave Russian Federation with even more doubts about the future of the European champions once their talismanic forward decides to hang up his boots.

It is still unclear if Cavani will start the France game on the bench or not.

"We were united, we defended very well and when we were down (2-1) we saw players with no doubts", Griezmann said. Things don't depend on just one player. We don't know for sure how grave this injury really is'.

The social media trolls also targeted Argentina striker Lionel Messi's wife Antonella Roccuzzo after the team lost 0-3 to Croatia in the group stage.

When Portugal's football legend Luis Figo captained his national team to the semi-final of the 2006 World Cup, Ronaldo scored his first World Cup goal.

Uruguay have won their opening four games at a World Cup for the first time since 1930 when lifting the trophy for the first of two times. We gave it our best shot and the team played well.

"In football, there are no moral victories and I would have preferred to play worse and win the match". "We already have a new competition in September (UEFA Nations League) and obviously we want Cristiano to be with us".

"Today we committed a mistake that led to the equaliser but we have a very strong team in terms of mindset", Tabarez added, citing the value of his team's "intensity, focus and tactical intuition".