Portugal is facing Switzerland in the round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup 2022, and the football world has witnessed another surprise, as Cristiano Ronaldo is benched in the knockout stage of the greatest show in the world.
It’s not due to injury, it’s not due to his personal problem, the player is benched because the manager of the team didn’t want him to play in the starting XI.
In the match against South Korea, Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted at 65 minutes. The team was 2-1 behind their opponent, and the coach decided to sub-Ronaldo. But Ronaldo showed very unprofessional and disrespectful gestures to the manager, which he didn’t like.
Santos, Portugal’s coach responded: “I didn’t like it”
Santos gave hints of substituting Ronaldo before the game. He gave hint that the captaincy can be changed,
“I only decide who is going to be captain when I reach the stadium,” Santos said. “I still don’t know what the lineup will be.