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Portugal winger Cristiano Ronaldo said he was “pleased” to be booed every time he touched the ball during Portugal’s semi-final defeat to France.

“I was pleased about being booed,” said Ronaldo.

“Maybe France fans were upset to see a dangerous player. I’m not worried.”

Ronaldo also claimed that referee Jorge Larrionda was biased against his side.

“We played well and did our best but the referee didn’t help us,” said the Manchester United player.

“Everyone who saw the match could see that the referee wasn’t fair.

“He should have shown yellow cards but he did not because Portugal is a small country.

“We just have to carry on working and then we will be a big country.

“Portugal showed that they can play good football,” added Ronaldo. “France were no better than we were. They got a penalty but not much else.

“We are disappointed not to reach the final after such a match.

“We really wanted to go through but didn’t make it. It is the end of our dream. But we have to congratulate France.”

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