Ronaldo Posts on Instagram for the First Time Since Messi Won World Cup

Ronaldo Posts on Instagram for the First Time Since Messi Won World Cup

  • Cristiano Ronaldo gave his more than 500 million Instagram followers a blackout
  • Until December 22, the veteran forward had not posted anything to social media
  • He last posted on Instagram on the eve of Portugal's 2022 World Cup elimination

Cristiano Ronaldo has broken his social media silence for the first time since the 2022 World Cup concluded.

The former Manchester United star had a tournament to forget, as his Portugal side were sent packing in the quarter-final stage.

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Cristiano Ronaldo looks dejected during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 quarter-final between Morocco and Portugal at the Al Thumama Stadium. Photo by Harry Langer.
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Portugal's early exit came in the hands of underdogs Morocco, who stunned them 1-0 to advance to the semis.

Ronaldo's disappointing outing also saw him play a less prominent role in the team, with the Selecao boss at the time, Fernando Santos opting for youngsters.

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Daily Mail reports that the veteran forward's last social media post was after his country's World Cup elimination and he has not posted since.

However, the 37-year-old has finally broken his silence online, with the five-time Ballon d'Or winner posting a photo of himself on his Instagram stories having some fun times at an indoor swimming pool.

The former Real Madrid attacker cut a smiling face in the photo as he continues to make the most of his time away from football.

Ronaldo's rival wins World Cup

Meanwhile, Ronaldo's 2022 World Cup ended on a possibly more frustrating note, as it was his football nemesis Lionel Messi who was crowned the winner.

Messi won the trophy for the first time in his career, after Argentina stunned France 4-2 in the final on post-match penalties.

The PSG ace was integral in La Albiceleste's journey to glory as he netted seven goals during the tournament, including a brace in the final.

Man United send Ronaldo message

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Man United took some time out to send Ronaldo a farewell message, before their clash with Burnley on Wednesday night.

The message came exactly one month after the superstar's contract with the club was terminated by mutual agreement.

The experienced forward made more than 400 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring 145 goals across competitions.

Source: Sports Brief News