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Rangers ace Bruno Alves comments on Cristiano Ronaldo's future

Portugal's Bruno Alves and teammates disembark from a plane at the Zhukovsky airport, about 40 kilometres southeast of Moscow city centre, on June 9, 2018, as the Portugal's national...

Rangers defender Bruno Alves comments on icon's Portugal future.

Portugal's Bruno Alves and teammates disembark from a plane at the Zhukovsky airport, about 40 kilometres southeast of Moscow city centre, on June 9, 2018, as the Portugal's national...

Rangers defender Bruno Alves has given his take on Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal future.

The centre-back is currently reeling from World Cup elimination with Portugal after they were eliminated by Uruguay at the last 16.

Speculation has built up over whether Ronaldo will continue as an international.

Uruguay's defender Diego Laxalt (L) challenges Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Uruguay and Portugal at the Fisht...

Alves told Mais Futebol: "I do not know, he more than anyone knows what will happen, I would like to continue to rely on him, I think he will always be available to Portugal, he has to decide what is best.

"I can only comment as a friend and as a proud person that he is part of Portugal, I am happy to be part of his life."

Alves also commented on Portugal's elimination, commenting: "The game with Uruguay was the best game we have played but we have not been able to win."

Bruno Alves of Rangers attempts an overhead kick during the Scottish Cup Quarter Final match between Rangers and Falkirk at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers defender Alves did not play at the World Cup, kept as an unused substitute.

At 36 it was likely Alves' last chance at international football's bigget trophy, although he may feel he has an outside chance of making Euro 2020.

To stand a chance, he will have to step his game up at Rangers and win a starting place ahead of new signings Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic.

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