Cristiano Ronaldo was benched in Portugal’s 6-1 win over Switzerland in the Round of 16
Portugal’s manager reportedly took the step after Ronaldo threw a fit in the group stage match vs South Korea
Portugal coach Fernando Santos has cleared the air over the situation
By Sportswikiz– Cristiano Ronaldo might not be starting for Portugal in the team’s quarter-finals fixture against Morocco in the FIFA World Cup 2022. Portugal, who blasted Switzerland 6-1 in their Round of 16 fixture did not have Ronaldo in their starting XI after coach Fernando Santos decided to bench the player. The move came after Santos got to know about the fit that Ronaldo had thrown after being called into the bench to be substituted
Cristiano Ronaldo born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains the Portugal national team. He is currently a free agent. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Ronaldo has won five Ballon d’Or awards and four European Golden Shoes, the most by a European player.
He has won 32 trophies in his career, including seven league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, and the UEFA European Championship. Ronaldo holds the records for most appearances (183), goals (140), and assists (42) in the Champions League, goals in the European Championship (14), international goals (118), and international appearances by a European (195). He is one of the few players to have made over 1,100 professional career appearances and has scored over 800 official senior career goals for the club and country. He is the only male player to score in five World Cup tournaments.