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“A Group Too Shut To Be…”: Cristiano Ronaldo Speaks Out Amid World Cup Stroll Out Claims | Soccer Information

Cristiano Ronaldo has lashed out at rumours claiming that he needed to go away Portugal’s World Cup camp, having being dropped from the taking part in XI for the Spherical of 16 tie in opposition to Switzerland. Ronaldo began the sport on the bench, and got here out for the ultimate 20 minutes of the match, which Portugal gained 6-1, because of Goncalo Ramos’ hat-trick. Taking to social media, Ronaldo, nonetheless, insisted that the Portugal squad is ‘too robust to be damaged by exterior forces’.

“A gaggle too near be damaged by exterior forces. A nation too courageous to let itself be frightened by any adversary. A crew within the truest sense of the phrase, which is able to battle for the dream till the top! Consider with us! Energy, Portugal!,” Ronaldo wrote in Portuguese.

Ronaldo’s response comes after the Portugal Soccer Federation (FPF) denied that their most-capped participant threatened to desert the World Cup squad after being benched in opposition to Switzerland.

“The FPF clarifies that at no time did the captain of the Selecao, Cristiano Ronaldo, threaten to go away the nationwide crew through the keep in Qatar,” mentioned the federation.

“Day-after-day Ronaldo is build up a singular observe file on the service of the nationwide crew and the nation, which should be revered.”

The FPF mentioned Ronaldo’s look in opposition to Switzerland was an extra demonstration of his dedication to the trigger.

Portugal face Morocco on Saturday within the quarter-finals, the place Ramos is as soon as once more anticipated to get the nod over Ronaldo within the taking part in XI.

(With AFP Inputs)

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