Cristiano Ronaldo began on the bench in Portugal’s 6-1 win in opposition to Switzerland within the Spherical of 16 on the Lusail stadium in Qatar.
The choice is alleged to be an aftermath of Ronaldo’s response after being subbed off within the group stage match in opposition to South Korea.
Ronaldo was finally introduced into the match within the 74th minute, changing Joao Felix, and bought a shot at purpose however was caught offiside.
Ronaldo is just not beginning a sport for his nationwide facet at a serious match for the primary time because the European Championships in 2008. He has performed 31 matches for Portugal since.
Curiously, that Euro fixture was in opposition to the Swiss as properly. Selecao das Quinas had ended up shedding the match with a full-time scoreline of 2-0.