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Cristiano Ronaldo Pleasantly 'Surprised' by Organization of World Cup in Russia

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Portugal captain and striker Cristiano Ronaldo said that the level of organization of the FIFA World Cup in Russia was a pleasant surprise for him, especially in terms of security.

"The organization [of the World Cup] surprised in a good way. I think the tournament is very well-structured, a lot was done in terms of security. I've been happy here. Things didn't go as planned [for Portugal], but at the security level, [the tournament is] very good," Ronaldo was quoted as saying by the Brazilian website Globoesporte late on Saturday.

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On Saturday, reigning European champions were eliminated from the tournament in Russia after losing 2-1 in their round of 16 match to Group A winners Uruguay.

The 33-year-old forward scored four goals at this year's World Cup, including a hat-trick against Spain in the team's first match at the tournament.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the matches being played in 11 cities across Russia.


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