Pepe is now the oldest player for Portugal to have scored a World Cup goal, with his strike in the round of 16 game against Uruguay coming at the age of 35 years, 124 days. Or, to put it another way, France's vanquishing of Argentina is the third most watched World Cup game so far behind Uruguay v. Portugal and Germany v. Sweden's 5.4 million sets of soccer crazed eyeballs.
On Saturday, they faced a team who did the same things more effectively as they went down to only their second defeat in 28 competitive matches under the grizzled Santos.
This could be the last time the world's top two footballers have played at a World Cup.
Russian Federation 2018 was Ronaldo's fourth World Cup participation, and while he netted four goals in the group stages this time around, he failed, for a fourth time, to score in the knockout stages of a World Cup.
France's Kylian Mbappe scores his side's fourth goal in their match against Argentina.
However Ronaldo, who will be 37 by the time of the next World Cup, would not be drawn on whether he planned to extend his global career.
"Neymar will have to be told: 'you make us cry or you make us laugh, '" Maradona said.
The 31-year-old snubbed reporters as he arrived at Barcelona airport on Sunday as his partner Antonella Roccuzzo waited outside to collect him in a Range Rover.
Writing on Instagram, Aguero said: "It is time to thank my son, my family and my friends who accompanied me every day".
His style of coaching is very different from the current tactics implored by Argentina and the aggressive play should be beneficial to the national team brimming with talent in the offensive end.
He continued: 'People think I am happy but my heart is heavy. "It will depend how we do, how it ends", Messi said before heading to Russian Federation on whether he would continue on the worldwide stage after the World Cup.