Portugal won tickets for the quarter-finals of the Qatar 2022 World Cup by defeating Switzerland (6-1) at the Lusail Stadium, who screamed during the match because of Cristiano Ronaldo. CR7 was not a starter. He stayed on the bench – until the 73rd minute – watching his teammates sweep the opposition for serve.
After Portugal qualified for the quarter-finals of the World Cup, coach Fernando Santos confirmed that the decision to remove Cristiano Ronaldo from the starting line-up was “strategic, nothing more”.
Although this response did not meet the expectations of Cristiano Ronaldo’s teammate, as it was the first time at the World Cup that he was not in the starting line-up.
Thus begins the message of “Congratulations Portugal” by Georgina Rodriguez, who was at Estádio Lusail. The post was accompanied by a series of photos and a video clip in which dozens of photographers were seen pointing their cameras at the father of their children.
Some consider the following lines as criticism of Portugal coach Fernando Santos. “While 11 players sang the anthem, all the goals were put on you. What a shame not to be able to enjoy the best player in the world in 90 minutes. The crowd kept asking for you and chanting your name. And may God and your dear friend Fernando (Santos) keep holding hands and making us rock another night.”
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Message After Portugal’s victory
Through his Instagram account, Cristiano Ronaldo wrote a message to his more than 509 million followers. CR7 highlighted the talent and youth of the Portuguese team.
“A great day for Portugal, with a historic result in the biggest tournament in world football. A luxurious display by a team full of talent and youth. Congratulations to our team. The dream is alive! Until the end! Let’s go, Portugal!” striker, who has no team, wrote after reaching an agreement to terminate his contract with Manchester United.