‘The WORST World Cup of all time’: Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister derides Qatar tournament after Portugal’s shock exit and refuses to praise his long-term rival Lionel Messi for inspiring Argentina to glory – instead hailing ‘unreal’ Kylian Mbappe

  • Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister has ripped into the 2022 World Cup on social media
  • Katia Aveiro claimed the Qatar tournament was ‘the worst World Cup of all time’
  • She admitted the clash between Argentina and France ‘was a great final’
  • Ronaldo was sent home in the quarter-finals after their defeat by Morocco

Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister has labelled this year’s World Cup as ‘the worst ever’ in a dramatic post on social media.

Katia Aveiro, 45, watched on as her superstar brother was eliminated from the competition in the quarter-finals after Portugal’s shock defeat by underdogs Morocco.

She’s not held back in her criticisms of the tournament in a recent post and refused to show praise for Ronaldo’s long-term rival, Messi, after Sunday’s World Cup final win.

Taking to social media, Aveiro wrote: ‘The worst World Cup of all time… that thankfully gave us a great final. What a match. Congratulations to Argentina.’

In a more recent development, Spanish outlet Marca have reported that Saudi side Al Nassr ‘expect’ Ronaldo to sign by January 1.

Sunday’s final saw Lionel Messi finally win the World Cup title after a thrilling encounter saw Argentina emerge victorious against France after a penalty shoot-out.

Mbappe scored a hat-trick in the match to send the game to spot-kicks however it wasn’t enough to secure a win for his side as they fell to defeat at the final hurdle.

Despite this, there was only praise for the Frenchman from Aveiro as she opted to neglect the achievement for Ronaldo’s long-term rival, Messi, for winning the competition.

Aveiro watched on as her brother Ronaldo crashed out with Portugal in the quarter-finals of the competition – where he was seen in tears at full-time.

There had been questions over Ronaldo’s commitment after suggestions that he was willing to walk away from the national team camp during the World Cup.

However, Ronaldo stayed as his side crashed out in the last-eight. He ended up losing his starting place to Benfica’s rising star Goncalo Ramos.

His sister had urged him to leave the World Cup and come home to a place where he has ‘all the gratitude and not ingratitude’ following his demotion to Portugal’s bench.

The 37-year-old is yet to announce his domestic club future, having left Manchester United mid-way through the World Cup.


There had been reports that the superstar was set for a big money move to Saudi Arabian high-flyers Al Nassr however it seems those rumours have faded in recent days.

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