Ronaldo sends farewell message to his family ahead of the World Cup

Ronaldo sends farewell message to his family ahead of the World Cup

- Ronaldo shares a cute photo of his family having fun in the swimming pool

- The Portuguese captain will be captain of Fernando Sanches tutored side

- Portugal have tagged alongside Spain, Morocco and Iran at the World Cup

Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo took to his social media handle to share a photo of himself and family as he prepares to leave for the World Cup.

The 33-year-old helped Real Madrid win their 13th Champions League title just a few days ago and plenty of drama has been unveiled ever since.

The former Manchester United star hinted about his future being in doubt at the Bernabeu but revealed he will be making an announcement in coming weeks.

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Barely days after the celebration coach Zinedine Zidane resigned as manager of Los Blancos following a remarkable hat-trick of success in Europe's elite competition.

Now he had returned to join the Portugal national team in preparation for the World cup as the Selecao will be aiming to replicate their Euro 2016 success at the biggest stage.

Fernando Santos' side will start the World Cup on a difficult note as they will be trading tackles with Iberian rivals Spain.

In other fixtures of the group the Selecao will be locking horns with north African side Morocco and Middle East nation Iran.

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Portugal have drawn their last two friendly matches with Tunisia and Belgium as they prepare to take on Algeria and Croatia in the last warm up games before the showpiece.

This could be the last shot for Ronaldo to win a World Cup as he will be leading the 22 other players to the world's biggest football showpiece.

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Barcelona's Nelson Semedo and Nani were dropped from Portugal's 23-man squad.

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