CRISTIANO RONALDO’S sister has slammed Qatar 2022 as the “worst World Cup ever”.
Instagram / @katiaaveirooficialCristiano Ronaldo has a close relationship with his older sister[/caption]
He was dropped by boss Fernando Santos for the round of 16, with replacement Goncalo Ramos scoring a hat-trick.
Portugal were eliminated in the quarter-finals, losing 1-0 to Morocco – with Ronaldo exiting the pitch in tears.
After Sunday’s final Ronaldo’s sister Katia, 45, congratulated Argentina – but lamented the tournament as a whole.
She wrote on social media: “The worst World Cup of all time… that thankfully gave us a great final.
“What a match. Congratulations to Argentina.”
Katia made no specific reference to Ronaldo’s great professional foe Lionel Messi – but did congratulate French hat-trick hero Kylian Mbappe.
She added: “Kylian Mbappe. This boy is unreal. What a bright future awaits you. Incredible.”
ITVRonaldo, 37, was in tears after Portugal’s elimination[/caption]
She said: “I really wanted him to come home, leave the national team and sit next to us so we could hug him and say that everything is fine, remind him of what he conquered and what home he came from.
“I really wanted him not to go there anymore , we have suffered enough (they will never know how big) you are and the little ones don’t realise how huge you are…
“Come to your house. Which is where they understand you, where they embrace you. As always was. Where do you have all the gratitude. And not ingratitude.”
Boss Santos was sacked following Portugal’s World Cup exit.
Ronaldo, meanwhile has stayed silent since Argentina’s World Cup win.
GettyLionel Messi won the World Cup in Qatar[/caption]