For Portugal’s encounter against Switzerland on Tuesday in the World Cup’s round of 16, Cristiano Ronaldo was left off the starting lineup. Following Ronaldo’s ungracious response to being replaced against South Korea, he was benched by the coach.
It is the first time Ronaldo has not been in the starting line-up for Portugal in a major competition game since Euro 2008.
Ronaldo caused a stir following Portugal’s 2-1 loss to South Korea in their final group match when he made the’shh’ gesture by raising his finger to his lips as he was being escorted off the field.
When Ronaldo exited the pitch against South Korea, he claimed that a player had signaled for him to get out of there swiftly.
“I told him to shut up, he has no authority, he doesn’t have to say anything.”
Fernando Santos, the head coach, said prior to the game that he would consider taking Cristiano Ronaldo’s armband away due to his behavior leaving the contest against South Korea, but he has gone one step further by demoting him to the bench. Ronaldo has been replaced by Goncalo Ramos. Here, you can keep up with the game.
The action was taken the day after his coach expressed his displeasure with the attitude of his team captain during the previous game. At Lusail Stadium, Gonçalo Ramos, a 21-year-old forward who made his international debut three weeks prior, started for Portugal in Ronaldo’s place.
Portugal coach Fernando Santos remained mute for over three days about Ronaldo’s body language, which showed the superstar was upset at being substituted from the game.
Ronaldo will have to face the fact that, at the 메이저사이트 age of 37, he is no longer the same player from a few years ago and that, in fact, teams can function better without him.
Now that Ronaldo has received a job offer from Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr, he will likely decide on it after the World Cup. For the Portuguese superstar, the noise off the field is becoming quite loud. Santos had to decide what was best for his team before the match against Switzerland because his team needed to advance past the round of 16 for the first time since 토토 2006 to do so.