World Cup 2022: Ronaldo Chooses Winning World Cup With Portugal Over Scoring Goals

World Cup 2022: Ronaldo Chooses Winning World Cup With Portugal Over Scoring Goals

  • Cristiano Ronaldo is happy to sit on the bench and cheer his teammates as long as Portugal ends up winning the World Cup
  • The 37-year-old who is his country’s most capped player in history was dropped from Portugal’s round of 16 victory against Switzerland
  • Portugal is bidding to win the World Cup for the first time in its history and will next play Morocco in the quarterfinals in Qatar

Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to support the Portugal team to win the World Cup even if it requires him sitting on the bench for the national team.

The 37-year-old forward was named as a substitute by manager Fernando Santos as they thrashed Switzerland 6-1 in the round of 16.

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Cristiano Ronaldo was dropped from Portugal's starting lineup in their World Cup round of 16 clash against Switzerland. Photo by Icon Sportswire
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Ronaldo has now revealed he will sign up for Portugal to win the World Cup even if it means they will do it without his goals.

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The former Manchester United forward has already bagged two goals for Portugal at the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup but has now lost his place to Goncalo Ramos who scored a hattrick against Switzerland.

Ronaldo who made his international debut for Portugal in 2003 at the age of 18, has since earned over 190 caps, making him Portugal's most-capped player.

Ronaldo's sisters leap to his defense

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo’s sisters came out in the forward’s defense after the Portuguese star was used as a substitute in the World Cup round of 16 clash against Switzerland, Marca reports.

They expressed their support and emphasized that the Portugal National Team is what matters most, but they also made it plain that their brother deserves more respect than he has been receiving this week.

One of them, Elma, went so far as to be extremely critical of the "losers and hypocrites" who had used Portugal's stunning victory to attack the player.

Stam bluntly states the truth about Ronaldo

Earlier, Sports Brief reported former Netherlands, Manchester United and AC Milan defender, Jaap Stam gave his thoughts about Cristiano Ronaldo during a 2022 FIFA World Cup broadcast.

He did not hold back when discussing Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal's prospects in the tournament.

Turning to Ronaldo, Stam stated the player had not performed and was not the same striker in recent years as he was in the past.

Source: Sports Brief News