comes on as substitute for Portugal against
At the World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo was benched for Portugal's starting lineup a
Coming on as a replacement
early in the second half of Saturday's quarterfinal loss to Morocco for his squad.
In the 51st minute, the
37-year-old Ronaldo took
the place of midfielder Rben Neves, making his 196th appearance for the men's
Ronaldo, who is competing
in his fifth and presumably
final World Cup, had also begun
on the bench before entering
the game against Switzerland
in the round of 16.
In his debut start for Portugal, Gonçalo Ramos scored a triple trick on Tuesday as Portugal defeated Switzerland 6-1.
Because of the team captain's behaviour in the previous game, Fernando Santos, the coach,
was upset and decided to
leave him off the starting
lineup against the Swiss.
Coach Fernando Santos was unhappy and opted not to
start the team captain against Switzerland because of his
actions in the previous game.
In the 74th minute, Ronaldo,
who has 118 goals overall in
men's international soccer, replaced the original starter.
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