Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister Katia Aveiro recently reacted to Argentina’s win over France in the FIFA World Cup final on Sunday, December 18.
The sister of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner seemed unhappy with how the World Cup panned out in Qatar and aimed a dig at the tournament. She did proceed to congratulate Argentina after that, but neglected to make any mention of player of the tournament Lionel Messi.
Aveiro opted to praise Kylian Mbappe instead, in what many perceive to be a dig at the former Barcelona captain.
“Lionel Messi is the greatest footballer ever!”
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“The worst World Cup of all time… that thankfully gave us a great final. What a match. Congratulations to Argentina,” Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister wrote on her Instagram account.
“Kylian Mbappe. This boy is unreal. What a bright future awaits you. Incredible,” she added.
It comes as no surprise that Katia Aveiro has nothing positive to say about this year’s FIFA World Cup. The tournament, which was played in Qatar, has proven to be the worst of her brother’s career.
Ronaldo entered the World Cup on the back of some controversies that accompanied his explosive interview with British broadcaster Piers Morgan. The interview eventually led to Manchester United terminating Ronaldo’s contract.
The Portuguese superstar would’ve hoped that the tournament would earn him some redemption, but he only ended up with more misery. The legendary attacker scored only one goal for Portugal in the tournament, which came off a penalty kick in the group-stage game against Ghana.
He was benched in the knockouts and eventually saw his World Cup hopes end when the Europeans lost to Morocco 1-0 in the quarter-finals.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister Katia Aveiro has begged the superstar to leave Portugal’s 2022 FIFA World Cup squad and come home after being dropped to the bench against Switzerland.
To make matters worse, his arch-rival Lionel Messi enjoyed the brightest World Cup outing of his career in Qatar. The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner led Argentina to the iconic trophy, recording seven goals and three assists to his name.
With that, Messi immortalized his name in the history of the sport and got a decisive edge over Ronaldo in the GOAT debate. The Argentine has now been declared the greatest footballer in history by many experts and former players.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo treading contrasting paths as club football nears resumption
Following his World Cup triumph, Lionel Messi will return to club football in fantastic shape. The Argentine has been tipped to add an eighth Ballon d’Or accolade to his cabinet next year, and his numbers at the club level support it.
The 35-year-old has recorded 12 goals and 14 assists to his name in 19 appearances for PSG across all competitions this season. He is well on course to win more honors, with the Parisians currently leading the Ligue 1 title race and still active in the Champions League and the French Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, is currently without a club after Manchester United decided to terminate his contract in the wake of his controversial interview. The Portuguese icon is having his worst start to a club season, having bagged just three goals and two assists in 16 games so far.
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