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    CRISTIANO RONALDO has been warned by Tyson Fury about how time catches up to everyone. The former Manchester United star was benched during Portugal's World Cup round of 16 clash with Switzerland. 2Cristiano Ronaldo has been warned about the effects of time by Tyson FuryCredit: PA 2The British boxer has said that Ronaldo is 'on the slide' in his careerCredit: Getty Ronaldo was subbed on in the 73rd minute when the game was already decided, as his side were 5-1 up. The 37-year-old did get the ball in the back of the net, but was clearly offside before he was passed the ball, while fellow substitute Rafael Leao found the net to make it 6-1. To make matters worse for the star, 21-year-old Goncalo Ramos netted a hat-trick on his first-ever World Cup start. Many believe that it was the confirmation that the team are better suited to play without the five-time Ballon d'Or winner in the team. Ronaldo being benched at Manchester United was the catalyst to his downfall at the club before he eventually saw his contract...
    SUCCESS at the World Cup with Portugal is all that matters to Cristiano Ronaldo WITH or WITHOUT his goals. The 819 career-goal forward, 37, was benched for Portugal's World Cup round of 16 clash with Switzerland. 3Ronaldo would be happy with Portugal winning the World Cup if it meant he didn't scoreCredit: The Mega Agency One goal in the group stages and a sulky reaction to being subbed against South Korea left boss Fernando Santos unimpressed. Pepe took up the captains armband in Ronaldo's absence, and striker replacement Goncalo Ramos netted a hat-trick in the 6-1 win. Ronaldo came on for 16 minutes with the game with the Swiss already put to bed. But contrary to popular belief, Ronaldo would be happy with Portugal winning the World Cup if it meant he didn't score. He said in November: "If you tell me that Portugal wins the World Cup without my goals, I'll sign that in a moment." Such comments contradict Portuguese outlet Record's reporting that Ronaldo made a threat to leave the World Cup altogether after being benched. The Portuguese FA...
    PORTUGAL have suffered a huge injury blow ahead of their World Cup quarter-final. Fernando Santos’ side are in top form after thrashing Switzerland 6-1 in the last of the round of 16 clashes. 3Danilo Pereira is leaving Portugal's World Cup camp to get treatment with PSGCredit: Getty 3Nuno Mendes is also returning to Parc des Princes due to a thigh problemCredit: Getty Goncalo Ramos scored a brilliant hat-trick after coming into the XI for Cristiano Ronaldo. Now they are preparing to face Morocco, who are still on cloud nine after their epic penalty shootout win over Spain, in the quarters on Saturday. However, Santos has been rocked by the news that two of his stars are leaving Qatar to undergo treatment for injuries suffered at the World Cup. Paris Saint-Germain team-mates Danilo and Nuno Mendes had both hoped to remain in the Portugal camp for the duration of the tournament. However, PSG have now decided that they want the duo to return to the club and be treated by their own staff. Now GOAL claims that Portugal chiefs have agreed...
    CRISTIANO Ronaldo's doppelganger has said that women love him and fans always ask him for the same favour. Bewar Abdullah, 28, from Birmingham, gets booked out for children’s parties due to his striking similarity to the famed footballer. 3Bewar Abdullah 28, bears a striking similarity to Cristiano RonaldoCredit: Jam Press Vid/Bewar Abdullah 3He has racked up over 1.3 million followersCredit: Jam Press/Bewar Abdullah 3And he says he always gets attention from the ladies thanks to his looksCredit: Jam Press Vid/Bewar Abdullah And lookalike Bewar also revealed that he still gets plenty of attention from women after the Portugal superstar’s explosive Man Utd exit. Ronaldo, 37, was benched for his nation's crucial clash with Switzerland last night. But he was not missed as they ran out comfortable 6-1 winners with his replacement Goncalo Ramos netting a brilliant hat-trick. Bewar, originally from Kurdistan, said that his looks have made him very popular when out in public. He said: “Many people approach me and ask for photographs and videos. “They shout ‘Ronaldo’ when they see me. Fans think we are like an...
    PORTUGAL will certainly fancy their chances as they face Morocco in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. The North African side were epic in their penalty shootout win over Spain, having conceded just once all tournament. 2Achraf Hakimi dinked his side into the World Cup quarter-finalsCredit: AP 2Goncalo Ramos scored a hat-trick for Portugal against SwitzerlandCredit: Getty But Portugal are in top form after thrashing Switzerland 6-1 in the last of the round of 16 clashes. Goncalo Ramos scored a brilliant hat-trick after coming into the XI for Cristiano Ronaldo. But they can't get too complacent against Morocco, who have the likes of Achraf Hakimi, Hakim Ziyech and Sofiane Boufal in their ranks. When is Morocco vs Portugal? Portugal's clash with Morocco will take place on Saturday, December 10. The game will be held at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha. Portugal vs Morocco will get underway from 3pm GMT. What channel is it and can it be live streamed? Morocco vs Portugal will be shown live on ITV...
    Georgina Rodriguez raged after her partner Cristiano Ronaldo was only allowed to play very briefly in Portugal's World Cup match vs Switzerland on Tuesday night. The model, 28, was pitch side in Qatar and still looked glum even as the footballer's side won 6-1 without him - as Ronaldo, 37, looked frustrated while sat on the bench. On social media after she raged that it was 'such a shame we didn't get to enjoy the best player in the world for the 90 minutes'. Not happy: Georgina Rodriguez raged after her partner Cristiano Ronaldo was only allowed to play very briefly in Portugal's World Cup match vs Switzerland on Tuesday night She also pointed out that as Portugal sang the national anthem the media at the game were much more focused on snapping pictures of Ronaldo who was pitch side.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Georgina Rodriguez displays her edgy sense of style in an... Georgina Rodriguez watches Portugal v Switzerland at the... Share this article Share She penned in the caption of...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO has broken his silence after being benched for Portugal's World Cup Last 16 tie against Switzerland. Portugal boss Fernando Santos dropped Ronaldo to the bench for the crunch clash after previously slamming him for sulking when he was subbed off in the 2-1 defeat to South Korea. 2Cristiano Ronaldo started on the bench against Switzerland for PortugalCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun 2Ronaldo broke his silence after the gameCredit: Getty However, Portugal bounced back in astonishing fashion by putting SIX past Switzerland as youngster Goncalo Ramos netted a hat-trick. And following the result Ronaldo has broken his silence. Taking to Instagram, he revelled in the team's "incredible" win and shared a photo of him celebrating with the team. He said: "Incredible day for Portugal, with a historic result in the biggest competition in world football. "Luxury exhibition of a team full of talent and youth. Our Selection is to be congratulated. "The dream is alive! Until the end! Strength, Portugal!" Ronaldo was spotted walking off down the tunnel on his own as...
    JOAO FELIX is likely to leave Atletico Madrid in the near future, the club's owner Gil Marin has admitted. The attacker has sparkled for Portugal during the World Cup, but has had less joy for his club this season. 3Joao Felix has been in great form for PortugalCredit: Reuters 3Gil Marin has opened up on Felix's situationCredit: Getty Reports earlier this month suggested that Felix's relationship with boss Diego Simeone has broken down - with Manchester United among his most likely suitors. Opening up on the situation to Spanish broadcaster TVE, Atleti chief Marin said: "The relationship between the coach and him is not good, nor is his motivation. "The most reasonable thing is to think about his departure, although I would love him to stay. But it is not his will." After playing a starring role in Portugal's 6-1 demolition of Switzerland last night, Felix took a swipe at Simeone's tactics. He said: "The way of playing with Portugal and then at the club is different. "When the conditions are favourable, things go better." Man United are set to...
    GEORGINA RODRIGUEZ looked glum in the stands as her man Cristiano Ronaldo started Portugal's World Cup round of 16 clash on the bench last night. Ronaldo, 37, was dropped by boss Fernando Santos after sulking when substituted against South Korea. 5Georgina Rodriguez poses at the matchCredit: INSTAGRAM / @georginagio 5The model was in the crowd as Cristiano Ronaldo was left on the benchCredit: PA 5Ronaldo, 37, began the match on the benchCredit: Rex His replacement Goncalo Ramos proved to be a revelation, scoring a memorable hat-trick in the 6-1 win. Ronaldo did come on for the final 17 minutes, but this wasn't enough to please Georgina. Taking to Instagram, the 28-year-old model wrote: "Congratulations Portugal. "While the 11 players sang the anthem all the goals placed on you. "What a shame not to have been able to enjoy the best player in the world during the 90 minutes. "The fans have not stopped...
    Cristiano Ronaldo was seen leaving the pitch alone after Portugal's stunning 6-1 victory over Switzerland on Tuesday night while his team-mates continued to celebrate their stunning performance on the field.  The Portuguese captain made his own way to the dressing room following the game, having been left out of the starting line-up by coach Fernando Santos.  Portugal seemingly had no issues without the forward, with his side 5-1 up in his absence, after being left on the bench in a knockout game for his country for the first time since 2008.  Cristiano Ronaldo left the pitch on his own after the final whistle with his Portugal team-mates still celebrating pic.twitter.com/BFYCa9Ch0x— Hotbird (@Davenbort) December 6, 2022 RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Portugal 6-1 Switzerland: No Ronaldo, no problem! Goncalo... MATT BARLOW: Fernando Santos' patience with Cristiano... Football fans ask 'who needs Ronaldo?' as Portugal run riot... Fans go WILD when Cristiano Ronaldo is brought off the bench... Share this article Share
    NO Cristiano Ronaldo? No problem, as his 21-year-old replacement took just 17 minutes to score in Portugal's World Cup knockout clash with Switzerland. The 819 career-goal man, 37, was dropped for Portugal's World Cup round of 16 tie against the Swiss after enduring a torrid group stage campaign. WHAT A STRIKE!! ????Who saw that coming from Goncalo Ramos!! ????????The 21-year-old only had 35 minutes of international experience before tonight... ????#ITVFootball | #FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/gll8GEBi2d— ITV Football (@itvfootball) December 6, 2022 4Ramos found the back of the net from a tight angleCredit: Reuters 4The 21-year-old replaced the sulking veteranCredit: PA 4Ronaldo celebrated the goal with his Portugal team-matesCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun Ronaldo netted just one goal, and it came from the penalty spot in the 3-2 win over Ghana. He then tried to claim Bruno Fernandes' opener in the 2-0 win over Uruguay. And in Portugal's final group game, Ronaldo played a part in South Korea's equaliser, turning his back while defending a corner, which then fell to Kim Young-gwon. Ronaldo was pulled off early in the second half and replaced by Andre...
    GEORGINA RODRIGUEZ has been pictured smiling in the stands despite her partner Cristiano Ronaldo being dropped from the Portugal starting XI. She was seen in the Lusali Stadium wearing a black dress and jacket while holding a luxury handbag. 8Georgina Rodriguez came to support Cristiano Ronaldo as Portugal took on SwitzerlandCredit: PA 8But Georgina won't see Ronaldo from the start as he is on the benchCredit: EPA 8Georgina will be hoping her partner comes on or it could be a wasted trip for the ArgentineCredit: Getty 8Cristiano Ronaldo looked forlorn amongst the subsCredit: Getty Georgina will be hoping she gets to see CR7 come off the substitutes bench after he was replaced in the team by Goncalo Ramos for the last-16 World Cup clash with Switzerland. It comes after Ronaldo's falling out with manager Fernando Santos. The boss subbed him off against South Korea and the 37-year-old appeared to sulk muttering under his breath. Santos revealed that he was unhappy with the 194-cap star saying: "Yes, I didn’t like it, not at all. I didn’t like it. I...
    Follow Sportsmail's live blog for the World Cup last-16 clash between Portugal and Switzerland.  Dan Ripley Host commentator 19:39 How Pepe doubled Portugal's lead over Switzerland Pepe by the way has become the second oldest World Cup goalscorer behind the famous Roger Milla who was 42 when he scored for Cameroon at USA '94 Pepe becomes the second oldest scorer at a World Cup with his first international goals for over 4 years!! ????????40 years old in 3 months and hes still getting on the scoresheet in the big games... ????#ITVFootball | #FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/ikhXkgrkeE— ITV Football (@itvfootball) December 6, 2022 19:33 GOAL! PORTUGAL 2-0 Switzerland 33min: But Schar's good work is undone! Pepe jumps behind the defender from the set-piece and by also holding off Manuel Akanji powers home a header. He is approaching 40 by the way. Age is just a number, folks. 19:33 Portugal 1-0 Switzerland 32min: Brave defending from Schar, who has to take a risk by heading a Portugal cross towards his...
    Cristiano Ronaldo has been dropped from Portugal's starting lineup for their last-16 clash against Switzerland tonight, after leaving coach Fernando Santos enraged when he was substituted against South Korea.  The 37-year-old, who has scored one goal in the tournament so far, being a penalty in Portugal's opener against Ghana, was visibly unhappy after being taken off after 65 minutes in last week's 2-1 defeat.  Santos on Monday admitted he was not happy with Ronaldo's reaction, but insisted the matter had been resolved. He did stop short of confirming the forward would start from the off, however.   Cristiano Ronaldo has been named on the bench for Portugal's clash against Switzerland Portugal coach Fernando Santos (left) was unimpressed by Ronaldo's reaction to being substituted during their defeat to South Korea last week RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Spain are OUT of the World Cup! Morocco goalkeeper Bono is... World Cup LIVE: Morocco and Spain still goalless with... Portugal vs Switzerland LIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo is DROPPED... Ian Wright leads the defence of World Cup pundit Eni Aluko,... ...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO is one of the most famous players in the history of football and arguably the most famous person in the world. He has scored eight goals in 20 World Cup matches and holds the world record for international goals scored. 1Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring for Portugal against Ghana in the group stagesCredit: Getty Over 20 years his record has been simply stunning. Therefore it would be a surprise that he is not in the Portugal team for their last-16 World Cup tie against Switzerland. He has started all three of Portugal's World Cup group games, but is not in the starting XI against the Swiss. Why isn't Cristiano Ronaldo playing against Switzerland? The Portuguese icon, 37, has been dropped for their game against Switzerland. Fernando Santos has opted to go with Benfica forward Goncalo Ramos, 21, instead. It means Ronaldo finds himself on the bench again, a place he got all-too familiar with for Manchester United this season. That is before he and the club mutually agreed to tear up his contract. Perhaps Santos is hedging his bets,...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO is starting what could be his FINAL World Cup game from Portugal's substitutes bench against Switzerland. The 37-year-old has endured a dismal World Cup campaign so far, scoring just once, with the goal coming from the penalty spot in the 3-2 win over Ghana. 5Ronaldo's reaction to being subbed against South Korea left the Portugal boss unimpressedCredit: Reuters 5Santos refused to rule out dropping RonaldoCredit: EPA 5The 37-year-old is a free agent after having his Man Utd contract ripped upCredit: EPA He then tried to claim Bruno Fernandes' opener in the 2-0 win over Uruguay. And in Portugal's final group game, Ronaldo played a part in South Korea's equaliser, turning his back while defending a corner, which then fell to Kim Young-gwon. Ronaldo was pulled off early in the second half and replaced by Andre Silva, which saw the five-time Ballon d'Or winner start to sulk. Ronaldo's substitution antics did not impress Euro 2016-winning boss Fernando Santos, who publicly slammed the all-time top scorer. Santos also refused to rule out benching the Portugal captain in his pre-match Switzerland...
    AN incredible 70 per cent of Portugal fans want Cristiano Ronaldo dropped for their last-16 World Cup tie versus Switzerland. A poll has been ran by Portuguese newspaper A Bola who have revealed the shock statistic. 1The majority of Portugal fans do not want Cristiano Ronaldo to start versus SwitzerlandCredit: Getty The outlet simply asked their readers if he should start with two options "yes or no" and the overwhelming majority have said the latter. Ronaldo has been heavily criticised at the World Cup and fans appear to have had enough. Some of A Bola's readers responded to the poll to fire shots at their main man. One fan said: "What is the reason, why have you been a starter? He wasn’t a starter at the club, he’s not in shape, he says he wants to fight for titles, but every seven days he’s sick." READ MORE WORLD CUP NEWSQATAR LATEST England to play France in quarter-finals, armed raid at Sterling's home in UK Another wrote: "He shouldn’t have even been called up after everything that happened...
    Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo will sign with Saudi club Al-Nassr in a 2 1/2 year deal worth a reported $200 million per season.  Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to earn $200 million a season starting next month with Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr, making him the highest-paid pro athlete on the planet. The 37-year-old former Manchester United star, who recently had a falling out with the Premier League side, is set to sign with the Saudi club, Spanish sports daily Marca reported on Monday. The new contract, which also includes financial incentives tied to advertising, is expected to start on Jan. 1. ???????? ¿Cuánto dinero cobraba Cristiano Ronaldo en Manchester, cuánto ganará en el Al-Nassr y cuáles son los jugadores mejor pagados? https://t.co/jydNHUmSUe — MARCA (@marca) December 5, 2022 Al-Nassr, which plays in the Saudi Pro League, are among one of the few teams around the world who could afford Ronaldo’s salary demands.Cristiano Ronaldo signs with Saudi Arabian club Al-NassrRonaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, is among one of the best players of the past two decades. He is currently playing at the...
    GROUP H table-toppers Portugal take on Switzerland in the last-16, with both sides seeking progression to the quarter-finals. Both sides finished their group stages in opposite fashion, with Portugal already qualified on the last day of their group. 2Portugal will be looking to make it deep into the World Cup after qualifying for the last-16Credit: Getty 2Switzerland celebrate qualifying for the last-16 after victory over SerbiaCredit: Getty Cristiano Ronaldo and co fell to a 2-1 defeat to South Korea, who joined them in the last-16. Switzerland, on the other hand, came out victorious against bitter rivals Serbia to seal their place in the next round. read more world cupWORLD AT THEIR FEET Who plays who in the last-16 after thrilling finish to World Cup groupsCRIST ALMIGHTY Fans say same thing as Ronaldo has hand in South Korea World Cup equaliser When is Portugal vs Switzerland? Portugal take on Switzerland in the last-16 on Tuesday, December 6. The clash is set to get underway from 7pm GMT. Lusail Stadium will be the venue for the last-16 affair, with a capacity...
    PAULO BENTO has blasted Anthony Taylor for lacking "common sense" as their row took a fresh twist. South Korea’s Portuguese boss must sit out Friday's crunch clash with his home nation as punishment for being sent off in the previous game. 3A fuming Paulo Bento confronted Anthony Taylor after the 3-2 loss to GhanaCredit: Getty 3Taylor then showed Bento his marching ordersCredit: AFP 3Bento fired a stinging attack against TaylorCredit: AP Bento confronted Premier League official Taylor for blowing the final whistle while his team prepared to take a corner as they desperately looked for an equaliser in the 3-2 defeat to Ghana. Bento said: “I reacted maybe not in the best way but it was the response of someone who is human and makes mistakes. "Maybe the way I did it was a mistake but this was at a time when we had good reason. “It was an unfair decision (not to let them take the corner) and also one that reveals a deep lack of common sense.” Bento will travel to the stadium with his players but...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO could MISS Portugal's final group game against South Korea on Friday. National team coach Fernando Santos has confirmed that the ex-Manchester United forward missed training on Wednesday - instead working in the gym on his own. 1Ronaldo could miss Portugal's third and final group stage matchCredit: Getty And the absence could mean he is ruled out for Portugal - who are already through to the knockout stages after winning their opening two games against Ghana Uruguay. Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Santos said: "Let's see. In principle, Ronaldo will train soon. "I don't even know if it's 50/50 [the probability of being fit for the game]. If you train normally. "Cristiano Ronaldo was replaced in both games. There's a plan in case Cristiano can't play. "There is no player guaranteed to play at all time. It would hardly run if we didn't have a plan." More to follow. HOW TO GET FREE BETS ON THE WORLD CUP Topics Football World Cup 2022 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo YOU MIGHT LIKERECOMMENDED FOR YOUMORE FOR YOUMore from The SunGROUP C Standings...
    NUNO MENDES has dealt a huge blow to Portugal's World Cup hopes after being ruled out of the remainder of the tournament. The Paris Saint-Germain defender limped off the pitch in tears during the Portuguese's win over Uruguay on Monday night. 3Nuno Mendes suffered a thigh injury in Portugal's win over UruguayCredit: EPA 3And the defender has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournamentCredit: Getty Mendes appeared to suffer a thigh strain, although the severity of the injury wasn't fully known. But the fullback's tournament has come to a premature end after further assessment from team doctors. Footy fans were quick to express their sympathy for the injured defender. One tweeted: "Such a terrible shame for him and Portugal. An exceptional footballer." Another said: "Big blow the Portuguese team." And another said: "Nuno Mendes is out of the World Cup. "That’s a huge damage for Portugal One remarked: "Get well soon Mendes." Most read in FootballMAD VLAD Putin faces 'extremely big losses' as Kremlin plots new wave of missile strikesI LOVE IT!' Kourtney Kardashian praised for showing...
    SOUTH KOREA face off against European giants Portugal in the finale of Group H. The Taeguk Warriors still have it all to play for as they can qualify for the last-16 at the World Cup with victory over Portugal. 2South Korea's World Cup dream is not over yetCredit: Getty 2Cristiano Ronaldo celebrating Portugal's win vs UruguayCredit: Getty Portugal, led by a hungry Cristiano Ronaldo, have already qualified from Group H, but Ghana could leapfrog them if they lose to South Korea and the African's beat Uruguay. With an impressive victory against the South Americans last time out, Ronaldo and co will be hoping to finish the group in style. Read More on World CupRONBELIEVABLE Cristiano Ronaldo to play into 40s but will RETIRE when body slows downUruguay 0 South Korea 0 Group H opener ends goalless despite Uruguay striking post twice When is South Korea vs Portugal? South Korea's clash with Portugal will take place on Friday, December 2. The game will kick off from 3pm UK time. South Korea vs Portugal will be held at the Education City...
    HOLLAND will host the 2023 Nations League finals next summer. The semi-finals take place on June 14 and 15 with the final and third-place play-off on June 18. 2Holland will host the Uefa Nations League finals in 2023Credit: AP Matches are set to be staged in Rotterdam and Enschdede with Stadion Feijenoord and De Grolsche Veste the preferred options - the homes of Feyenoord and FC Twente. The Johan Cruyff Arena and Philips Stadion are both unavailable due to pre-arranged concerts. Louis van Gaal's side secured their place at the 2023 Nations League finals by topping League A Group 4 ahead of Belgium, Poland and relegated Wales. Holland will be joined at the four-team showdown by Croatia, Italy and Spain. Croatia saw off Denmark, France and Austria while Spain pipped Portugal, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. And Italy recovered from their shock World Cup qualification exit to win their group ahead of Hungary, Germany and England. The Three Lions were winless in six matches over the summer sending them down to League B...
    ALLY MCCOIST was fuming over the penalty decision that allowed Bruno Fernandes to secure Portugal’s victory against Uruguay. The incident occurred during the final seconds of Portugal’s 2-0 World Cup win over Uruguay as VAR intervened for a penalty check. 2Ally McCoist was raging over the decision to award Portugal a penalty against UruguayCredit: Getty 2The ref pointed to the spot for a handball against Jose Maria GimenezCredit: Getty Fernandes carried the ball into the box and sent Jose Maria Gimenez tumbling backwards as he nutmegged the defender. The Uruguayan unintentionally handled the ball as he fell to the ground. The referee waved play on, despite the protests of Fernandes, before VAR got in his ear to advise him to check the incident. Iranian Alireza Faghani headed over to the pitchside monitor and duly awarded the spot-kick, much to the anger of Luis Suarez and his Uruguayan teammates. Former Premier League ref Mark Halsey exclusively told Sun Sport he thought the decision was ‘shocking’. And ITV commentator Ally McCoist, the much-loved Rangers and Scotland legend, was equally as damning after...
    IMAGES appear to prove that Cristiano Ronaldo DID touch the ball and therefore score Portugal's opener against Uruguay. Ronaldo wheeled away in celebration having appeared to get on the end of Bruno Fernandes' cross. 2Cristiano Ronaldo wheeled away in celebration thinking it was his goalCredit: AP 2This photo shows that Ronaldo did make contact with the ballCredit: Twitter The fact the ex-Manchester United star celebrated so wildly there didn't even look like being an argument. But replays were inconclusive and it left many wondering whether Ronaldo had in fact scored his 100th competitive goal for his country. On commentary, Ally McCoist said: "I guarantee after the game he [Ronaldo] says he touches it." Despite umpteen looks from ITV, it was still difficult to see whether the 37-year-old had actually connected. READ MORE WORLD CUP NEWSSPOT OF MBOTHER Mbappe ‘to be FINED for reaction to MOTM award after win over Denmark’ Check complete pic.twitter.com/Tqj0ntQ4oE— Paddy Power (@paddypower) November 28, 2022 But certain photos prove that Ronaldo did meet his former United team-mates cross, with no clear gap between his...
    FANS have been left confused over who scored Portugal's goal against Uruguay. Bruno Fernandes whipped in a cross towards the head of Cristiano Ronaldo and it found it's way into the back of the net. 1Cristiano Ronaldo was convinced he had scoredCredit: EPA The 37-year-old ran away celebrating claiming he got a touch on his former Manchester United teammates' cross but replays were not conclusive. But the authorities disagreed with Ronaldo and gave the goal to Fernandes. More to follow. Topics World Cup 2022 Manchester United Portugal Bruno Fernandes Cristiano Ronaldo YOU MIGHT LIKERECOMMENDED FOR YOUMORE FOR YOUMore from The SunLive BlogBRAZIL 1 SWITZERLAND 0 Late Casemiro STRIKE hands Brazil victory over Swiss in Group GBOOTED Odell Beckham Jr. 'kicked off plane in Miami for refusing to wear seatbelt'WORLD CUP RAGE Riot erupts during Belgium v Morocco clash as fans flip cars & set firesTHREESY DOES IT Jake Paul reveals date for return and has made offers to 'three opponents'Follow The SunServices Sign Up To The Sun About Us Editorial Complaints Clarifications and Corrections News Licensing Advertising Contact...
    PORTUGAL kick off their World Cup campaign against Ghana as Diogo Jota won't be featuring in the side. Fernando Santos wasn't short of attacking options when it came to picking his 26-man-squad to head to Qatar, however one man missing for the team in red and green is Diogo Jota. 1Diogo Jota misses out on making his first appearance at the World CupCredit: Getty The 25-year-old forward has being doing a great job of proving his £45million price tag from Wolves, scoring 24 goals in 58 games for Liverpool. Although Jota will be unable to increase his 29 caps for Portugal with Santos making the decision to keep him out of the side. read more on world cupWORLD CUP INJURIES Benzema, Pogba, Kante, Mane, James, Chilwell all OUT of 2022 World Cup Why isn't Diogo Jota in the Portugal squad for the World Cup? The absence of Jota has proven difficult for the Merseyside outfit in recent times, especially since the departure of Senegalese sensation Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich in the summer. Liverpool's number 20 suffered a calf...
    PORTUGAL face off against South American giants Uruguay in their huge match in Group H. Cristiano Ronaldo has already lit up the tournament after scoring a penalty to become the first player to score in FIVE World cups. 1Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring in his FIFTH World Cup after netting a penalty against GhanaCredit: Getty Portugal's path to Qatar has been rocky to say the least. After failing to top their group, Fernando Santos' side were forced to do it the hard way, beating Turkey and then North Macedonia to book their place at this year's tournament. Despite winning the Euros in 2016, the World Cup has continued to evade the European side, failing to progress past the round of 16 since 2006. They won't have fond memories of Uruguay either, losing 2-1 at the round of 16 stage of the 2018 World Cup. Portugese fans will hope that their supposed 'golden generation' can step up a gear this year, and go all the way in Qatar. When is Portugal vs Uruguay? Portugal's clash with Uruguay will take place...
    PORTUGAL head into their clash with Uruguay knowing a win will secure their spot in the knockouts with a game to spare. Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates survived a late scare to seal a 3-2 victory over Ghana on Thursday. 5Veteran defender Pepe, 39, looks set to start against UruguayCredit: Getty 5Pepe seems certain to start with William Carvalho coming in to midfieldCredit: The sun That was after Uruguay had played out a goalless draw with South Korea in their Group H opener. The two sides have only ever met once before - and that was at the last World Cup in Russia. That night belonged to Uruguay, as Edinson Cavani’s double sealed their spot in the quarter-final and sent Portugal packing. Free agent Ronaldo, who became the first man to score in five World Cups after finding the net against Ghana, is set to start again and will be desperate to add to his tally. READ MORE WORLD CUP NEWSQATAR LATEST Rooney URGES Southgate to rest Kane, Gary Neville SLAMS Messi But another veteran seems certain to join him...
    FREE AGENT Cristiano Ronaldo took out the Portugal squad for dinner and reportedly picked up the bill. The legendary 37-year-old is available for a free transfer after Manchester United ripped up his contract before Portugal's first World Cup group match against Ghana. 3Ronaldo - sat at the back next to ex-United team-mate Diogo Dalot - reportedly picked up the bill at a team dinnerCredit: FPF 3Ronaldo scored in Portugal's group opening win against GhanaCredit: AP United's decision to get rid of Ronaldo came after his explosive sit-down interview with SunSport columnist and TalkTV main man Piers Morgan. Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo accused Man Utd of betrayal, and slammed the lack of investment in the club's infrastructure. Present United figures such as boss Erik ten Hag were in the firing line, with Ronaldo admitting he does not respect the Dutchman. And former team-mates Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney were also slammed for their criticism. READ MORE ON WORLD CUPUNITED LATEST Inter Miami not interested in Ronaldo transfer, Utd dealt Bellingham blow Portugal went on to win their opening game 3-2 against Ghana, with Ronaldo...
    Fifa have labelled Cristiano Ronaldo a "total genius" for the "smart" way he won a controversial penalty in Portugal's World Cup opener. Ghana boss Otto Addo was outraged by the soft spot-kick that Ronaldo converted to become the first player to score at five World Cups. 3Ronaldo certainly had no qualms over celebrating his hotly-debated spot-kickCredit: AP Legend Ron tumbled all too easily under the challenge of Mohammed Salisu but Fifa claim it was a perfect example of strikers getting smarter" in their thinking and movement. The historic goal from the Manchester United discard sparked a 3-2 victory. And Sunday Oliseh, from Fifa technical study group (TSG), believes Ronaldo, 37, should be "complimented" for it. Oliseh told a briefing in Doha: "Maybe the strikers are getting smarter? 3Cristiano Ronaldo slumped to the floor under the challenge from Mohammed Salisu to persuade referee Ismail Elfath to give a penaltyCredit: AP 3Ronaldo tucked home the penalty to become the first player ever to score at five World Cups, putting Portugal on the way to a 3-2 win vs GhanaCredit: Alamy "The Ronaldo penalty, people can say what they...
    Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly took his Portugal team-mates out for dinner at the World Cup in Qatar as he puts the drama surrounding his Manchester United exit behind him. The newest addition to the free agent market scored from the penalty spot in Portugal's opening 3-2 victory over Ghana in his first match since his unceremonious exit from Old Trafford. Frustration has mounted throughout the build-up to the World Cup and during the tournament so far with how Ronaldo's club issues have dominated the news over Portugal's bid to win their first World Cup. Cristiano Ronaldo (back in green) reportedly took out his Portugal team-mates for dinner with the squad pictured here enjoying their break from training for the World Cup Ronaldo scored for Portugal during their opening 3-2 victory over Ghana on Thursday RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Tunisia 0-1 Australia: Socceroos take out must-win clash... France vs Denmark LIVE: Reigning champions Les Bleus look to... Good to be back? James Maddison hugs Callum Wilson and Phil... World Cup news LIVE: Chaos in...
    FOOTBALL fans think it is crazy that Cristiano Ronaldo is an unattached player at the World Cup. The striker reached a mutual agreement with Manchester United to terminate his contract on Tuesday. 2Cristiano Ronaldo left Manchester United following his bombshell interviewCredit: Getty 2Ronaldo is one of the best ever unattached players to star at a World Cup The decision came after Ronaldo slammed several aspects of the club including the Glazer family, who decided to put United up for sale this week. Ronaldo is now on the search for a new club and has been linked with transfers to Newcastle and Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Nassr. But his unattached status has raised a few eyebrows with many supporters never expecting the superstar to be in that position. One World Cup fan wrote: "Wild that this World Cup is a club audition for him. READ MORE ON THE WORLD CUP QATAR LATEST England to name UNCHANGED XI as Southgate 'ghosting' Berhalter on WhatsApp "As Canada supporters we're used to seeing "unattached" instead of a club next to a player's name...
    SEETHING Ghana boss Otto Addo blamed a landmark Cristiano Ronaldo goal on "special gifts from the referee". Addo reacted sarcastically after Ronaldo become the only player to ever score at five World Cups as Portugal sneaked a dramatic 3-2 win. 2Otto Addo is adamant this challenge from his Ghana defender Mohammed Salisu on Cristiano Ronaldo should NOT have been ruled as a foul z)Credit: AP 2Ghana chief Addo was also unhappy that only his side picked up bookings and says he took off yellow-carded goalscorer Andre Ayew as a precautionCredit: Getty The German-born Ghanaian was unhappy at ref Ismail Elfath.not dishing out bookings to Portugal and for giving Ron a penalty that the legend dispatched for the second-half opener. Ghana's Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu.got the merest of touches on the heel of the Manchester United discard. But Ron's resulting tumble convinced ref Ismail Elfath to intervene. And Ronaldo smashed home the spot-kick to spark a thrilling 25-minute finale. READ MORE ON THE WORLD CUPQATAR LATEST Southgate to name UNCHANGED England side, Neymar in TEARS after injury But Addo said: we could have won a point. Our...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO will go down as one of the greatest players in Portugal's history. The forward was part of the Portugal squad that lifted Euro 2016 and he will now be hoping to go one further in what could be his last World Cup. 2Cristiano Ronaldo is appearing at his fifth World Cup The 37-year-old, who is currently unattached after leaving Manchester United, will be hoping to add to his goal tally for his country. And we have all the information about his goal scoring record at World Cups for his country. read more world cupWATCH IT Kane wore £535k Rainbow Rolex before Iran game amid OneLove armband ban furoreUNITED LATEST Ronaldo plays for first time since quitting United as Glazer BREAKS silence How many goals has Cristiano Ronaldo scored at the World Cup for Portugal? Ronaldo has played in five World Cups, including the 2022 tournament in Qatar. He played and scored against Ghana in the opening match for his country, who are considered one of the favourites to win the whole thing. Most read in SportBRUN NIL Bruna...
    CHAOS hit Portugal's clash with Ghana as as hordes of fans were delayed entry when riot police tried to keep order. Ticket problems at the World Cup took an ugly turn outside the Stadium 974 in Doha. Riot Police deployed in Qatar ???????? looks like Ghana ???????? football fans are trying to squeeze in to the game as groups to avoid ticket checks Vs Portugal ???????? pic.twitter.com/D8ObMrNFnW— Paul Brown ???????? Browns fan???? London News ????Vlogger (@PaulBrown_UK) November 24, 2022 Police with shields marched forward amid issues over getting in. And the result was major confusion - leading to loads of empty spaces in the stands ahead of kick-off on Thursday. SunSport's Martin Lipton, inside the stadium said: "If you’re wondering about all the empty seats, one late arrival has just, somewhat breathlessly, told me it’s 'chaos' outside, with lots of fans delayed and unable to get in and riot cops trying to keep order. "Traffic was pretty bad on the way here. So that’s not really a surprise. But it’s a shame." READ MORE ON THE WORLD CUPQATAR LATEST Kane...
    PORTUGAL face Ghana in their first clash at the World Cup as Cristiano Ronaldo sets out to win football's most coveted prize. Ronaldo won Euro 2016 as Portugal captain but he's still looking for major success in the World Cup. 2Cristiano Ronaldo is still looking to win his very first World CupCredit: Getty 2Ghana qualified for the 2022 World Cup with a win over NigeriaCredit: AP They were knocked out of the 2018 tournament in Russia at the round of 16 stage, losing 2-1 to Uruguay. And with time running out for Ronaldo on the international stage, this is likely his last chance to win it all. Ghana will also be looking to put a showing in similar to their 2010 heroics, when they reached the quarter-finals. But they couldn't be up against a tougher task in their first group game against Ronaldo and Co. When is Portugal vs Ghana? Portugal's clash with Ghana will take place on Thursday, November 24. The game will kick off from 4pm UK time. Portugal...
    2Credit: PA CRISTIANO RONALDO trained for the first time today since his contract was ripped up by Manchester United. The 37-year-old is now a free agent following his Old Trafford departure. 2Cristiano Ronaldo trained for the first time today since his Manchester United exitCredit: PA Most read in World Cup 2022'HE'S DEVASTATED' Grayson Chrisley is 'suffering the most' after Todd & Julie's sentencingFLY HIGH I’m a cheerleader - I go from a 5 to a 10 when I change into my bathing suitUNSOUND Wheel of Fortune fans spot glaring error in ‘incorrect’ puzzleSEEKING RELEASE Delphi 'killer's' lawyers ask for bail just hours before court hearing Topics Manchester United Cristiano Ronaldo YOU MIGHT LIKERECOMMENDED FOR YOUMORE FOR YOUMore from The SunLive BlogMEXICO 0 POLAND 0 Lewandowski FLUFFS PENALTY as striker's World Cup goal drought continuesCRIS GOODBYE Man Utd AXE Ronaldo's contract with immediate effect after blunt statementCUP CLASH Fifa & Qatar 'at war over rainbows' as footy chiefs 'demand LGBT crackdown ENDS'CHICHARIT-NO Why isn't Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez playing for Mexico at the World Cup?Follow The SunServices Sign Up To The...
    PORTUGAL face Ghana in their first clash at the World Cup as Cristiano Ronaldo sets out to win football's most coveted prize. Ronaldo won Euro 2016 as Portugal captain but he's still looking for major success in the World Cup. 2Cristiano Ronaldo is still looking to win his very first World CupCredit: Getty 2Ghana qualified for the 2022 World Cup with a win over NigeriaCredit: AP They were knocked out of the 2018 tournament in Russia at the round of 16 stage, losing 2-1 to Uruguay. And with time running out for Ronaldo on the international stage, this is likely his last chance to win it all. Ghana will also be looking to put a showing in similar to their 2010 heroics, when they reached the quarter-finals. But they couldn't be up against a tougher task in their first group game against Ronaldo and Co. When is Portugal vs Ghana? Portugal's clash with Ghana will take place on Thursday, November 24. The game will kick off from 4pm UK time. Portugal vs...
    According to a study entitled “O capital humano na hotelaria e entrepreneuros turísticos do Algarve” (Human capital in hotels and tourism developments in the Algarve) commissioned by the Algarve Hotel and Tourism Organizations Association (AHETA). Through the Collaborative Laboratory for Tourism and Innovation (KIPt COLAB) University of Algarve, the sector needs almost 8,000 additional workers. “Among the surveyed companies, human resource requirements by the end of 2023 vary from 4,484 to 7,906,” the study report notes. Also read: French restaurants plan to recruit Moroccans as staff is needed According to the report’s authors, AHETA’s membership currently consists of approximately 17,000 employees. This figure is expected to increase by 30%, but the sector is facing a shortage of personnel, which can be explained mainly by recruitment difficulties. “Recruitment difficulties are clear, especially in high-activity areas such as food and beverage, accommodation and maintenance,” researcher and professor Antonia Correa said when presenting the study’s findings. Read: French hotel and restaurant professionals seek Moroccan workers To overcome this shortage, AHETA calls on the Portuguese government to speed up the decision to establish a...
    QATAR's World Cup will see the most famous names in world football face off against each other over November and December. England will be hoping to bring home the trophy after reaching the semi-final stages in 2018 before suffering defeat to Croatia. 8Qatar has been hit with World Cup fever The likes of Brazil, France, Spain and Germany will be standing in the way of Gareth Southgate's men as the top performing stars in football battle it out for international glory. However, there are set to be many noticeable absences as the tournament approaches. read more world cupCROCKED FOR QATAR Injured XI of stars who look set to miss World Cup like James and JotaBRACE YOURSELVES James will wear knee brace for a MONTH with World Cup dream in tatters Who will miss the 2022 World Cup in Qatar? The likes of Erling Haaland and Mohamed Salah will not be making the trip to the Middle East, having failed to qualify with their countries, while Italy also will not feature at the tournament. Alongside these noticeable absentees, other big names...
    DIOGO JOTA was stretchered off at the end of Liverpool's 1-0 win over Manchester City and is now a doubt for the World Cup. The Portuguese international 25, seemed to overstretch when flicking the ball on during stoppage-time at Anfield. 1Jota was carried off the pitch on a stretcherCredit: Getty He was subsequently carried off on a stretcher as a lengthy delay led to the forward being taken from the pitch. And with just one month until the World Cup, Portugal will now be biting their fingernails over his availability for the tournament. More to follow. Most read in SportWILD POWER Wilder knocks out Helenius in first round of return with brutal right handLONG HAUL Houston Astros & Seattle Mariners make MLB history with extra-innings showdownHEALTH SCARE Hall of Famer starts treatment for brain tumor as NBA gives huge updateJAY SWINGLER VS CHERDLEYS Swingler delivers FEROCIOUS left hook to KO Cherdleys in 50 secs Topics Football Premier League World Cup 2022 Liverpool Manchester City Portugal Diogo Jota YOU MIGHT LIKERECOMMENDED FOR YOUMORE FOR YOUMore from The SunLive BlogMan Utd...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO gave a thumbs up as he arrived for training while hiding his swollen black eye ahead of the Manchester derby. The 37-year-old legend suffered the blow and a cut to the face during Portugal’s recent victory over Czech Republic. 2Cristiano Ronaldo was left with a cut and huge black eye after a nasty collision playing for Portugal 2The legend hid his wounds with shades but still gave a thumbs-up as he arrived for trainingCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke Ronaldo collided with the leaping opposition keeper Tomas Vaclik, whose arms smashed into the forward’s face, leaving him on a heap on the floor. Blood was soon pouring out of Ronaldo's nose while he sat stunned on the turf. Fortunately for the ace he was patched up by Portugal’s medical team and returned to the pitch to help his nation seal a 4-0 win despite the drama. He was in action on Tuesday too as his country were beaten 1-0 by Spain, a result that meant La Roja pipped them to qualify for the final four. READ MORE ON CRISTIANO...
    A WINTER World Cup is going to be like nothing we've seen before on the international stage. Preparation has proved a challenge for many nations and, with the final games before the tournament begins out the way, all we can do now is wait. 9The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is rapidly approachingCredit: AFP 9A number of familiar sides are in contention to lift the Jules Rimet TrophyCredit: REUTERS England's form may have been concerning but it is a pattern repeated across a number of top nations. The struggles of some of the best ahead of Qatar could well make 2022 one of the most open World Cup's we've seen for some time. SunSport runs you through the runners and riders away from the home nations… France READ MORE WORLD CUP NEWSKITTED OUT Every World Cup kit from the England 'monstrosity' to Portugal's 'ugly' shirt They might be the holders, but France hardly arrive fighting fit for the defence of their crown. Pressure is building on Didier Deschamps after just one win from six Nations League games. Any side with...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO sported a painful looking black eye as Portugal lost 1-0 to Spain in the Nations League. The defeat means Ronaldo and Portugal miss out on the last four of the Nations League with Spain overtaking them to finish top of group A2. 3Cristiano Ronaldo played against Spain with a black eyeCredit: Reuters 3Alvaro Morata netted a late winner to send Spain into the Nations League last fourCredit: Getty 3Ronaldo's girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez (right) watched on from the standsCredit: EPA Ronaldo played the entire match and missed a chance to score before former Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata notched a late winner. CR7 showed off his black eye days after being whacked in the face by Czech Republic goalkeeper Tomas Vlacik. The striker was left in a bloody mess following the collision but later returned to the pitch with a bandage on his nose. He then conceded a penalty with his hand and fans joked he was trying to protect his nose. Ronaldo still had not fully recovered for the Spain clash with a bruise around his eye still visible....