Cristiano Ronaldo benched in the Round of 16 clash

Souvik Jana

Souvik Jana

Dec 07, 2022


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Cristiano Ronaldo benched in the Round of 16 clash

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Portugal vs Switzerland: Portugal’s matchup against Switzerland in the Round of 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup does not feature Cristiano Ronaldo among the starting lineup members. In the Qatar World Cup’s Round of 16 on Wednesday, Portugal, without Ronaldo, will play Switzerland in an effort to advance to the quarterfinals. Cristiano Ronaldo benched. As per the report, after Ronaldo was subbed out against South Korea in Portugal’s last gathering match, Portugal’s coach Fernando Santos was disappointed with Ronaldo’s activities. Pepe will be the team’s leader tonight.

Cristiano Ronaldo benched

The 37-year-old striker became the first player to score in five different World Cups. He scored against Ghana to kick off the tournament. However, he was ineffective in Portugal’s final two group games and was substituted midway through South Korea’s 2-1 defeat.

Midway through the second half, Ronaldo substituted. He put his pointer finger to his lips as he left. Afterward claimed that Cho Gue-sung, the opposition striker, had irritated him by requesting him to leave more quickly.

He has scored goals in five different World Cups, but only eight in 20 World Cup games. Ronaldo holds the male world record for international goals with 118. But he has never scored in the World Cup knockout rounds.

Match Result

In the FIFA World Cup 2022 Round of 16 phases, Portugal thrashed Switzerland by 6-1. What an enormous victory for Portugal. They played some extraordinary football today throughout the 90 minutes.

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