Last updated : 25 June 2004 By editor

Ronaldo said: "The players were magnificent. We played really hard and we still hope to go further in this tournament. We showed great grit, great determination and great confidence and I think over the 120 minutes people could see we were determined to win this game. We worked hard and made it very difficult for England to play."

Despite the plaudits he modestly expresses the hope that he continues to feature in Scolari's plans:

"It's extraordinary, it's gone better than I ever expected and let's hope it's not over for us yet," he said. "I hope I continue to enjoy the confidence of Mr Scolari."