Ronaldo's fashion statement wasn't enough to help his team in the World Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo has now played six knockout matches in World Cup history without scoring a goal.
Ronaldo struck a hat-trick in his opening game - a thrilling 3-3 draw with Spain, including a brilliant late free kick to level the match.
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.
That took his goal tally for the tournament to three - two behind England talisman Harry Kane and one behind Belgium's Romelu Lukaku. It's a shame for his career to end on such a sour note, but it might be time for Messi to announce his retirement from Argentina once again and stick to it this time. They went 325 minutes without conceding at this World Cup.
"I will always be united with him, world class players like him, that is all I want to say".
"We saw Mbappe who is on the way to become, along with Neymar, ahead of Messi and Ronaldo". Argentina topped their group and beat Mexico in the round of 16 but were knocked out in the quarterfinals, losing 4-0 to Germany.
The fallout from the defeat to France has already begun, with Javier Mascherano the first of many players expected to retire from global football. But with both players out of the World Cup, the battle for this year's Balon d'Or has been blown wide open, paving the way for other worthy candidates - still in contention for the World Cup title - to scoop the coveted individual accolade. "Yes, we need to defend but we need to attack more".