Ronaldo, 37, was named on the bench for Portugal’s match against Switzerland at Lusail Stadium. He only scored 1 goal in the group stage.
The former Manchester United striker reacted angrily after being substituted in the 2-1 loss to South Korea – much to the displeasure of manager Fernando Santos.
Things took a turn for the worse for Ronaldo when his replacement, Goncalo Ramos, scored a hat-trick for Portugal as they beat Switzerland 6-1. However, they were still eliminated early and CR7 was considered unable to win the World Cup in a player’s career.
Speaking of these developments, Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva told the Record: “Between us, we talked and discussed ‘is it possible?’, because the players talked. But we only learned about the squad in the dressing room when we arrived at the stadium two hours before the game.”
“There are 26 players, too many for the coach to choose for each specific match. I was never shocked when he decided to choose one or the other. Right or wrong according to each person’s point of view, the coach has the right to decide.”
Thanh Vu | 16:57 04/01/2023