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Ronaldo cursed his substitution against South Korea and Santos contemplated not starting him against Switzerland

Ronaldo cursed his substitution against South Korea and Santos contemplated not starting him against Switzerland

World Cup 2022



Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal’s match with South Korea
© 2022 FRANCISCO SECO / AP IMAGES

Fernando Santos left open the possibility of Cristiano Ronaldo not starting during his press conference prior to Portugal’s match against Switzerland on Tuesday (6/12) as he swore on the bench as he was substituted against South Korea.

The Portugal He faces Switzerland on Tuesday (6/12) with the background of qualifying for the “8” World Cup and the possibility that Ronaldo will not play clearly, according to what Fernando Santos hinted at during the press conference and what they mentioned in the reports. times.

The reason why Ronaldo is not in the starting line-up has to do with the fact that, as stated in overseas reports, his obscurity. The Portuguese star at the time of his substitution in the match against South Korea in the 65th minute of the match.

Ronaldo was substituted with Silva to take his place, and as he made his way to the bench he appeared to speak little. Cristiano initially claimed that his anger was towards the opponent.

Santos believed him at first, but later learned that Ronaldo swore when he sat on the bench.

The coach of the Portugal national team gave that in the press conference, and his answer was: “I haven’t decided who will be the captain of the team for tomorrow’s game, I will decide at the last minute when I get to the field.”

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“During the match I didn’t hear anything, I just saw him fight with Corey. Then I saw the pictures and I didn’t like it, I didn’t like it at all.”

Ronaldo during his substitution in Portugal - South Korea with Santos |  December 5, 2022

Ronaldo during his substitution in Portugal – South Korea with Santos | December 5, 2022
© 2022 AP PHOTO / LEE JIN-MAN

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