Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes commented on the coaching staff's decision to leave Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench in the World Cup 2022 round of 16 match against Switzerland.
I don't think people should talk about the situation with Cristiano: why he plays, why he doesn't play. When Ronaldo is on the field and the Portuguese national team wins, nobody talks about that. When Cristiano is on the field and we lose, everyone talks about that.
Bruno Fernandes quoted by Yahoo Sports
Portugal met with the national team of Switzerland in the round of 16 match on December 6. The match ended in victory for the Portuguese team with a score of 6-1. Benfica Lisbon forward Gonçalo Ramos scored a hat-trick. Thanks to this victory, the Portuguese advanced to the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Qatar.
The national team of Morocco will become Portugal's rival for the exit to the semifinals. Earlier on December 6, Morocco defeated the Spanish national team in the penalty shootout of 3-0. The quarterfinal match will take place on December 10 and will start at 18:00 GMT+3.
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