Cristiano Ronaldo sends message to Mohamed Salah after Champions League final defeat

Football. 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. Russia vs. Portugal

The Real Madrid icon, five-time Champions League victor, and Twitter superstar (73 million followers and counting) is also 33-years-old, meaning this World Cup could be his last.

Salah, 25, enjoyed a record-breaking season in the Premier League, becoming the record top scorer in one season after scoring 32 league goals - and 44 in total with Liverpool over 52 appearances.

Madrid superstar Ronaldo suggested he could leave the Santiago Bernabeu in the aftermath of their third successive Champions League triumph last month.

"I hope his injury in the final in Kiev doesn't keep him out", Ronaldo told reporters on Monday, as quoted by KingFut.

The victor will be in pole position to come out on top in a Group B that also includes Morocco and Iran.

The Egypt national team arrived in Russian Federation ahead of the World Cup due to start on Thursday.

With a fifth Champions League crown secured, Ronaldo has set his sights on leading Portugal to more silverware in what will be his fourth World Cup.

"A defeat on the first day puts you in a bad way for the rest of the tournament so it's important to start well", he said.

Per Sky Sports' Zinny Boswell, Portugal team-mate Manuel Fernandes said: "I have nothing negative to say about Cristiano, he looks focused and doesn't look at all anxious about his future".

He will have a chance to prove his future coach wrong at the World Cup when Spain play against Portugal in the group stage.

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