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    FIFA will crack down on journalists taking selfies after Cristiano Ronaldo fired a thinly veiled swipe towards reporters. A number of reporters in the mixed zones of stadiums have been spotted taking selfies with footballers, including the former Manchester United ace. 7Cristiano Ronaldo fired a dig towards journalists taking selfies in the mixed zoneCredit: PA 7Fifa have vowed to start cracking down on selfies in the mixed zoneCredit: Twitter / @Titouanlrt 7Fifa is now taking steps to address Ronaldo's complaintCredit: Twitter / @Titouanlrt 7Some journalists are superfans of Ronaldo'sCredit: Win Sports 7This Colombian journalist, Eduardo Luis López, has a striking Ronaldo haircutCredit: Win Sports 7He might just be his number-one fan full stopCredit: Win Sports 7Ronaldo has scored one goal so far this World CupCredit: Getty And now the World Cup's governing body will take action against press members who break new rules. Record report that Fifa has put posters up and made it abundantly that it is forbidden to film, take photographs and selfies in the zone after Ronaldo's dig. Portugal ace Ronaldo took issue with the act...
    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
    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 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...
    Cristiano Ronaldo has been pictured embracing partner Georgina Rodriguez in a cosy snap as he relaxes before Portugal's knockout clash with Switzerland. Fernando Santos' men face the Swiss in a last-16 tie on Tuesday evening, with the winner facing either Spain or Morocco in the quarter-final.  And forward Ronaldo was all smiles as he took time to unwind ahead of the match with Rodriguez, sister Katia Aveiro and his family.  Cristiano Ronaldo was pictured in a family snap before Portugal's last-16 tie with Switzerland The veteran forward cuddled up to partner Georgina Rodriguez (left) ahead of the knockout tie RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo look to book a quarter-final... Cristiano Ronaldo is named in the WORST team of the World... Harry Maguire names HIMSELF in his dream five-a-side team,... Juventus 'still owe Cristiano Ronaldo money' despite the... Share this article Share On Katia's Instagram story, the 37-year-old veteran was shown between his sibling and his partner, with the caption 'My Riches'. Ronaldo then took a grainy...
    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...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO missed Portugal training today ahead of their final group game amid speculation over his Saudi Arabian transfer. The 37-year-old has reportedly been offered the chance to become the highest-paid sportsperson of all time by Al-Nassr. 1Cristiano Ronaldo sat out training with Portugal todayCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun The superstar is a free agent after leaving Manchester United last week. But SunSport understands Ronaldo is still keen to play Champions League football and has not agreed the offer of a two-and-a-half year contract worth £173 million-a-year with Al-Nassr, despite reports in Marca. However, his current focus is on trying to fire Portugal to World Cup glory. A brace from Bruno Fernandes sealed a 2-0 win over Uruguay, even though Ronaldo tried to claim the first, and booked their spot in the last-16 with a game to spare. They still have South Korea to play on Friday - which could see Fernando Santos rest some of his players. And perhaps that is why the Real Madrid legend failed to train alongside his team-mates earlier. Portuguese supporters have little to...
    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...
    A protestor carrying a Pride flag has run onto the pitch at the Portugal v Uruguay match at the Qatar World Cup tonight in defiance of the country's anti-LGBT laws. The man wore a blue superman t-shirt with the words 'Save Ukraine' written on the front as he stormed onto the pitch in the second half of the group stage match.  The t-shirt also had 'respect for Iranian women' written on the back in reference to the anti-regime protests in Iran in recent months. He was chased by security across the field as he held the Pride flag above his head, before he was eventually grabbed and led away. Pitch invasion: Portugal vs Uruguay at #WorldCup2022 pic.twitter.com/XdoHJQjtVM— Joseph Herzog (@josemont22) November 28, 2022 The man stormed onto the pitch in the second half of the game waving the Pride flag  The protestor had 'respect for Iranian woman' written on the back of his t-shirt  The match referee picked up the Pride flag after it was dropped on the turf as the man was bundled off to allow the game to continue. ...
    PORTUGAL'S clash with Uruguay was forced to stop after a spectator invaded the pitch carrying a rainbow flag. The protester raced onto the field from the stands shortly after the second half kicked off. More to follow... 1A pitch invader stopped Portugal's clash with UruguayCredit: Reuters THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY…The Sun is your go to destination for the best football, boxing and MMA news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video.Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheSunFootball and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunFootball. Topics LGBT World Cup 2022 Portugal Uruguay 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...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO almost set up a goal in Portugal's crunch World Cup meeting with Uruguay thanks to an outrageous piece of skill. Fans were wowed as the 37-year-old nearly grabbed an assist with his SHOULDER. 2Cristiano Ronaldo nearly grabbed an assist with an outrageous shoulder passCredit: Getty @rKLD0 pic.twitter.com/xaCkeqVTx8— LUSIAL (@echriscommunic1) November 28, 2022 Ronaldo scored in Portugal's opening win over Ghana - days after he was sacked by Manchester United following his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan. And the free agent looked in the mood for more in the game against Uruguay. With the match in just the third minute, left-back Nuno Mendes launched a long throw towards Ronaldo in the box. There wasn't much on for the forward as it fell to him, but he somehow managed to connect perfectly with the ball using his shoulder. HOW TO GET FREE BETS ON THE WORLD CUP It looped in the air and dropped perfectly for William Carvalho to hit on the volley. But the midfielder blazed his effort over the bar, costing Ronaldo an incredible assist. Fans...
    PORTUGAL star Nuno Mendes has limped off against Uruguay in tears. The left-back hobbled off the pitch crying into his shirt with his World Cup dream potentially over. 1Nuno Mendes cried as he sustained an injuryCredit: Getty The PSG youngster went off after just 42 minutes and was replaced by Raphael Guerreiro. Mendes went into the tournament nursing a slight problem and he did not feature in Portugal's opener against Ghana. Fernando Santos' side are being held 0-0 and will miss his attacking quality and pace in future matches if he is ruled out. Topics World Cup 2022 Paris Saint-Germain Portugal Nuno Mendes YOU MIGHT LIKERECOMMENDED FOR YOUMORE FOR YOUMore from The Sun'my mother's dream' Is Cristiano Ronaldo married?Becks back Beckham WILL make Man Utd takeover bid with consortium, confirms pal FerdinandCOD RED Cody Gakpo 'holding out' for Man Utd transfer reveals ex-PSV directorGIVE ME MOR Gibbs-White's stunning girlfriend Britney wows in bikini on romantic getawayFollow The SunServices Sign Up To The Sun About Us Editorial Complaints Clarifications and Corrections News Licensing Advertising Contact Us Help Hub Topic A-Z...
    FANS are raging that Portugal's clash with Uruguay is taking place at the same time as the FA Cup 3rd Round draw. Premier League and Championship sides might be taking a break from club football due to the World Cup. 2Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal are in action against Uruguay at 7pmCredit: Getty 2The FA Cup 3rd round draw takes place between 7pm and 7.30pm tonightCredit: Getty - Contributor But with the second round games being played over the weekend, the third round draw takes place tonight between 7pm and 7.30pm tonight. It means that when Manchester United and Co find out their opponents, the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes will be in action in a crucial match with Uruguay. And fans are unhappy they're being forced to choose between the two. One said: "Whose wise idea was it to put the 3rd round FA Cup draw at the same time as Portugal v Uruguay? Ludicrous behaviour." READ MORE WORLD CUP NEWSSPOT OF MBOTHER Mbappe ‘to be FINED for reaction to MOTM award after win over Denmark’ A second...
    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 will unleash “monster” Pepe on Uruguay - and ask him to eat up the 2014 World Cup “cannibal”. The veteran Porto stopper will become the second oldest outfield starter in World Cup history when he replaces rib victim Danilo. 4The near 50-year-old Pepe is set to start for Portugal against UruguayCredit: EPA 4He will be tasked with keeping Luis Suarez quietCredit: Getty Pepe is 39 years and 275 days old (as of Monday), beaten only by Canada skipper Atiba Hutchinson, leading the Maple Leaf nation here in Qatar and 18 days older. But coach Fernando Santos will turn to his squad’s long-time enforcer to neutralise the threat of former Liverpool star Luis Suarez - banned for nine matches for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini in Brazil. Santos said: “Pepe will play, 100 per cent. He is a monster, a monster. That is the only answer I can give. “Pepe is someone with a huge role, no doubt about that. Of all the players we have, there is nobody like him. That’s for sure. READ MORE WORLD CUP NEWSQATAR LATEST Rooney...
    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...
    GHANA goalscorer Osman Bukari insists he did not replicate Cristiano Ronaldo’s iconic goal celebration to disrespect the Portuguese mega star. Striker Bukari came off the bench to net the final goal in Portugal’s thrilling 3-2 win over Ghana at Stadium 974 on Thursday. 2Osman Bukari did the Cristiano Ronaldo celebration after scoring against PortugalCredit: Getty 2Ronaldo cut a frustrated figure on the sidelines after being subbed offCredit: Rex The cheeky Red Star Belgrade forward then did his own version of Ronaldo’s famous ‘Siuuu’ gesture, running, jumping and spinning in the air before pulling his arms out on landing. Ronaldo, who had scored a penalty earlier in the game but had been subbed off by that point, looked less than impressed as he watched on from the dugout. But Bukari has protested he did not mean it in any malicious way towards one of his “idols”. The 23-year-old said: “I let myself be carried away by the emotion of the moment, having scored a goal for my country, in my first World Cup.  READ MORE ON WORLD CUPQATAR LATEST England to...
    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...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO was on the verge of tears as he lined up for Portugal's World Cup opener against Ghana on Thursday. The former Manchester United forward, 37, has become the fifth outfield player to take part in FIVE World Cup finals since his tournament debut back in 2006. 7The TV cameras caught Cristiano Ronaldo looking very emotionalCredit: ITV 7He held back the tears in front of the adoring crowdCredit: Rex 7He seemed to be on the verge of tears but still belted out the national anthemCredit: Getty 7Ronaldo shook off the emotions as he tried to focus on the game aheadCredit: Rex 7He is playing in what is expected to be his final World CupCredit: Rex 7Towards the end of the national anthem he looked more content and ready to goCredit: Getty And, in what is expected to be the start of his final appearance at the competition, it is clear the occasion was a lot for him to take in. Ronaldo lined up for the national anthem and was clearly very emotional. He proudly sung the national anthem with...
    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...
    PORTUGAL fans are calling for Cristiano Ronaldo to be dropped from the starting XI for their clash versus Spain. The 37-year-old has been criticised by the Portuguese media and supporters of the national team due to recent poor performances. 3Fans of Portugal are calling for Cristiano Ronaldo to be axed from the starting XI versus SpainCredit: Getty 3One of the country's biggest newspapers A Bola ran with this headline questioning Cristiano RonaldoCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk 3People want Bruno Fernandes to lead the team instead of Cristiano RonaldoCredit: Getty Ronaldo started in their 0-4 win over the Czech Republic but he didn't score, gave away a penalty and picked up a nasty facial injury that has left him with a black eye. Now, Portuguese newspaper A Bola has dedicated their back page to the dropping of Ronaldo discussion with the headline "Less Ronaldo, more Portugal" getting used. The report reads how despite him being the captain, scoring 117 goals in 190 international caps, he should be benched due to a lack of minutes and goals this season....
    CRISTIANO RONALDO was left in a bloodied mess following a collision with Czech Republic keeper Tomas Vaclik. The Manchester United forward suffered the injury inside the opening 12 minutes after challenging for an aerial ball. MORE TO FOLLOW Most read in SportSIDEMEN FC 8 YOUTUBE ALL STARS 7 Miniminter hits HAT-TRICK as Sidemen win 15-goal THRILLERAVERT YOUR EYES Vikings supporter spotted staring at a Eagles spectator in yoga pantsMOMMA MIA UFC ring girl Celeste looks incredible in lacy bikini as she flaunts 'Mom bod'Firecracker Ronaldo's partner Georgina shows off busty figure and leaves Messi's Wag in awe Topics Football UEFA Nations League Manchester United Cristiano Ronaldo Czech Republic YOU MIGHT LIKERECOMMENDED FOR YOUMORE FOR YOUMore from The SunLive BlogSIDEMEN FC 8 YOUTUBE ALL STARS 7 Miniminter hits HAT-TRICK as Sidemen win 15-goal THRILLERARSENAL VS TOTTENHAM Women's Super League latest in front of record crowd at the EmiratesSTRONG SIDE Sidemen Charity Match 2022 - Who is playing? KSI to Chunkz CONFIRMEDFIRST COMMENT Who is on commentary for the big game?Follow The SunServices Sign Up To The Sun About...
    SPAIN boss Luis Enrique announced his whole squad for the upcoming international break while cycling. And Enrique left out some big names, such as Manchester United star David de Gea. ???? ¡Qué ganas teníamos de decir esto!: @LUISENRIQUE21 da a conocer la lista con los 2️⃣5️⃣ jugadores que disputarán los duelos de #NationsLeague contra Suiza y Portugal.???????????? ¡Míster, con este equipo seguro que nos va sobre ruedas!#VamosEspaña pic.twitter.com/Z6S0t1z2sW— Selección Española de Fútbol (@SEFutbol) September 16, 2022 2Spain manager Luis Enrique has announced his squad during a cycling tripCredit: Twitter @SEFutbol 2Manchester United star David de Gea has been omitted from Spain's squadCredit: Getty The Spaniard found a very creative way to reveal who made the cut for the upcoming Nations League matches against Switzerland and Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal. The 52-year-old tactician went on a cycling trip and named the players while he pushed for the burn. De Gea was once more omitted in favour of Unai Simon, Robert Sanchez and David Raya. Other notable omissions include Paris Saint-Germain ace Sergio Ramos, Barcelona starlet Ansu Fati and Liverpool star Thiago Alcantara....
    BRUNO FERNANDES appeared to launch a x-rated rant as his Portugal side suffered a Nations League defeat to Switzerland. The Manchester United star and his teammates went down 1-0 in Geneva during the bad-tempered clash. 2Bruno Fernandes was involved in a furious x-rated confrontation with the Swiss bench on SundayCredit: Premier Sports 2The star stormed over to the Swiss bench to unload his furyCredit: Premier Sports Haris Seferovic grabbed the only goal of the game inside the first minute, but even though Portugal went on to dominate, they failed to find an equaliser. But the game exploded into life during the dying stages after Swiss defender Nico Elvedi went down easily following a challenge by Andre Silva. The hosts were trying to run down the seconds as they held on, and Gladbach ace Elvedi instantly grabbed the ball as he anticipated getting the free-kick, which the official awarded. Both sets of players piled in after appealing the incident as Switzerland boss Murat Yakin got more-and-more animated on the sideline. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLMAN UTD NEWS Rashford and Sancho face World...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO has been pictured showing off his muscles and six-pack ahead of Portugal's clash with the Czech Republic later today. The Manchester United star stripped down to just his shorts as he posed in the Iberian heat for his Instagram. 3Ronaldo poses in just shorts alongside a Nike football 3The 37-year-old does some stretches ahead of Portgual training 3Ronaldo dons his training gearCredit: EPA Ronaldo boasts the highest account following of any global celebrity on Instagram, with a staggering 452million followers on the social media site. He posted the image alongside the Nike football on his main Instagram page, which has since generated 4.5million likes and seen more than 35,000 comments posted underneath it. One follower said: "Vamos animal ????????????????????????????????????????." While another follower said: "Best player of all time," perhaps owing to Ronaldo's rivalry with Argentine superstar Lionel Messi for the label of the 'greatest of all time.' Read More on FootballCRY-STIANO Cristiano Ronaldo's mum cries as he breaks another goalscoring record The 37-year-old broke another record in Portugal's last game as he became the first player...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO has issued a battle cry to his Portugal team-mates ahead of their World Cup play-off clash this week. Portugal made their route into the winter World Cup difficult after a shock 2-1 loss in the group stages to Serbia saw them finish in second spot. 3Ronaldo has issued a rallying battle cry to his Portugal team-mates ahead of their World Cup play-off clash this weekCredit: AFP 3Portugal take on Turkey in the play-off clash and Ronaldo reckons its his homeland's rightful position to be in the World CupCredit: EPA 3Ronaldo and Co ended up in the play-offs after losing to Serbia in the group stages which resulted in them finishing in second spotCredit: Getty And now Ronaldo and his compatriots will first have to get past Turkey in the play-offs on Thursday to have any chance of competing in the Qatar World Cup later this year. Then Fernando Santos' side need to dispose of the winners of the other play-off clash between Italy and North Macedonia five days later to earn a spot amongst football's elite on the...
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    NUNO ESPIRITO SANTO clearly cannot understand the criticism Cristiano Ronaldo is receiving at the moment. The Tottenham boss faces his former Portugal team-mate when Manchester United visit N17 for their Premier League clash tomorrow evening. 2Nuno says Ronaldo has brought Portugal 'immense happiness'Credit: GETTY IMAGES 2Ronaldo is being criticised for his lack of pressingCredit: PA Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ron, who returned to United from Juventus in a sensational £13milllion summer switch, has been partially blamed for the Red Devils ropey start to the season, despite netting six goals in nine appearances for them in all competitions. Critics claim his arrival has upset the balance of the squad and undermined boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But Nuno said: “Ronaldo for all of us Portuguese is something we are very proud of. He has brought us so many moments of immense happiness. “When you go around the world and people ask you where you're from and you say Portugal the first thing they say is Ronaldo. “That is what it means for all of us, one of the best players in history.”...
    THIS is the moment footy fans invaded the pitch to take selfies with Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes. The incident happened on Tuesday as Portugal beat Azerbaijan 3-0 in a World Cup qualifier. 3Man Utd star Bruno Fernandes was approached on the pitch for selfies with fansCredit: Reuters 3Security failed to intervene as Portugal beat Azerbaijan 3-0Credit: EPA Three supporters were able to storm the field and run up to United ace Fernandes without being stopped by security. The youngsters looked to be delighted standing in the playmaker’s presence. And they instantly produced phones for a round of selfies. Fernandes appeared to look a bit shocked that local security were doing nothing to intervene. And he ended up posing for photos before the invaders exited, allowing the game to restart. Despite having no Cristiano Ronaldo, who was missing through suspension, Portugal were still able to field a strong XI also including Liverpool’s Diogo Jota, as well as Man City trio Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva and Ruben Dias. Most read in FootballLive BlogAzerbaijan 0 Portugal 3 Jota, Bernardo and Andre Silva...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO has been released from international duty after being banned for Portugal's next World Cup qualifier. Manchester United have now received a huge boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Newcastle after the news was confirmed on Thursday. MORE TO FOLLOW Most read in FootballLive BlogGunners news Tomiyasu £20m deal COMPLETE, Maitland-Niles stays at club after talksLive Blogtransfer latest Chelsea CONFIRM Saul loan while Griezmann rejoins Atleti in shock moveLive BlogUNITED NEWS Ronaldo to get No 7 shirt, Dan James SIGNS Leeds contractCHAMPS IN ACTION Italy vs Bulgaria: Live stream, TV channel, team news and kick-off timeFREE TO A GOOD HOME Best free XI that Prem clubs can snap up including Wilshere & SturridgeBAN-TASTIC Ronaldo can link up early with Man Utd for Newcastle debut after Portugal ban
    TOTTENHAM boarded their flight to Portugal for their first Europa Conference League clash on Wednesday - but there was no sign of Harry Kane. Nuno Espirito Santo is taking his troops to Northern Portugal for their European third-tier play-off clash with Pacos de Ferreira. 5Tottenham stars boarded the plane to Portugal for their Europa Conference League game on Wednesday 5There was no sign of Harry Kane as Spurs' stars hopped on the jet to Northern Portugal 5Harry Kane didn't feature in Spurs' short video of the squad boarding the plane to PortugalCredit: Getty Tottenham's official Twitter account shared a video of their stars beaming as they boarded the jet. But there was one notable absentee from the short clip: Kane. The England captain, 28, is a mega-money target for Manchester City. Kane has been looking to force a move away from Tottenham since May after revealing he is desperate to get his hands on some silverware. The Spurs ace missed his side's opening day win over City having only returned from his extended post-Euro 2020 holiday last week. Kane returned...
    ENGLAND take on Ukraine tonight in a massive Euro 2020 quarter-final. It is the seventh time they have reached this stage of a major tournament in the last 25 years, dating back to Euro 96 on home soil. Reuters 17 England’s current heroes have the chance to etch their names into folklore tonight Getty 17 The Three Lions have experienced their fair share of quarter-final heartache over the years And all the evidence suggests this evening’s game in Rome will be another tight affair. SunSport takes a look back at the previous six crunch clashes – with just one win inside the 120 minutes and THREE penalty shootout defeats… Euro 1996 – England 0-0 Spain (won 4-2 on pens) It was 25 years ago that football was coming home as Gazza and Co fired England to the quarters on their home turf. They beat Scotland and the Netherlands in the groups then played out a goalless draw with Spain. Fernando Hierro hit the bar before Stuart Pearce put his 1990 demons away by scoring...
    BELGIUM will be without the services of star men Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard for their Euro 2020 quarter-final with Italy. The pair, both 30, suffered ankle and hamstring injuries respectively in the Red Devils' victory over Portugal on Sunday night. 5Kevin de Bruyne picked up an ankle injury in Belgium's 1-0 win over PortugalCredit: Rex 5Real Madrid's Eden Hazard suffered a hamstring injury in the winCredit: Rex And Belgium boss Roberto Martinez is seemingly resigned to both men missing Friday's clash with the Azzurri. He said: "The initial information that we have from medical staff is positive for both, they will remain with the squad and they have no structural damage. "But we are running up against time and it is very difficult to see them fully fit. "So, we have to take it day by day to try and get them fit. "We were all a bit concerned before we got the news from the scans and it was a relief to all that we can now work on trying to get them fit again." Immediately after...
    GARETH SOUTHGATE is set to bring Phil Foden back into the starting XI to face the Germans. The Manchester City superstar was left out of the squad against the Czech Republic because he was a yellow card away from suspension. 4 The England boss is also considering starting Mason Mount despite having to self-isolate for the past 10 days. Mount and Chelsea team-mate Ben Chilwell have been training alone and socially distanced after coming into contact with Scotland's Billy Gilmour. Their period of isolation ends on the morning of tomorrow's Round of 16 clash with the old foe. Sky Sports write how Southgate is not ruling out throwing Mount back into the side despite being away from the group in the build-up to the contest. The gaffer remains wary over the 'psychological' effect of their long stints alone in their hotel rooms. He said: "That's what we've got to take into account, there's not only the training...
    ARGENTINA take on winless Bolivia as the Copa America 2021 continues in Cuiaba. Lionel Messi and Co are already through to the quarter-finals, but will go through as group winners with victory. CASINO SIGN UP OFFER: GET £10 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED 1Lionel Messi is hoping to lead Argentina to Copa America gloryCredit: AFP Finishing second in the group would put Argentina on a collision course with hosts and tournament favourites Brazil. When is Bolivia vs Argentina? This Copa America clash is set for Tuesday, June 29. Kick-off is at 1am BST. When the sides met last year in World Cup qualifying, goals from Joaquin Correa and Lautaro Martinez gave Argentina a 2-1 win. Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on? Every game of this year's Copa America is available on free-to-air TV here in the UK. This match is live on the BBC Red Button. You can also stream the action by heading to the BBC iPlayer. Most read in FootballTRANSFER NEWSGrealish to Man City EXCLUSIVE, Mbappe PSG contract...
    EURO 2020 has bid farewell to Portugal hero Pepe - with Belgium just one team more than happy to see the back of the veteran defender. Sunday's last-16 tie somewhat inevitably ended with the 38-year-old on a booking after clattering into Thorgan Hazard in trademark style. 4Pepe flashed a smile moments after getting booked versus Belgium Never change Pepe. Detta är alltså bara ett gult kort pic.twitter.com/0bZbrvKYqc— Martin Aghassi (@martinaghassi) June 27, 2021 In the 77th minute, the former Real Madrid star wiped out Hazard and earned a yellow card for his troubles. Fans revelled in his 's***house' tactics after TV cameras picked up his beaming smile moments later. Twitter user Ed commented: "Pepe is the single greatest s***house in all of football. You simply have to admire his supreme levels of snide." Jamie remarked: "Pepe 38 unreal and a classic s***house which I love." Zak tweeted: "Pepe absolute s***house haha got to love him nailing Hazard after the whistle has went hahaha." Don wrote: "He breeds violence, lol." BETTING SPECIAL: GET ENGLAND TO BEAT GERMANY AT 14/1 4 4...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO was cheered on by his son Cristiano jr. and girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez against Belgium in Seville. The Portugal star almost gave them plenty to cheer about in the first half when his free-kick was saved by Thibaut Courtois. 3Georgina Rodriguez and Cristiano jr. in attendance at the Estadio de La Cartuja 3Rodriguez waves and smiles in the direction of Cristiano Ronaldo Rodriguez was spotted in the front row inside the Estadio de La Cartuja, with junior by her side. He was wearing a Ronaldo number seven Portugal shirt but would have been disappointed at half-time with Belgium leading 1-0. Thorgan Hazard's stunning strike broke the deadlock in a first half with few chances. The pair could also be seen waving in the direction of the pitch, likely hoping to catch Ronaldo's eye. And the Juventus' star family was also in party mood ahead of kick-off. Rodriguez shared multiple videos of her and friends singing and dancing on Instagram. Cristiano junior was also in attendance and performed a song while seated at a drumkit. View this post on Instagram...
    PORTUGAL superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was left floored and screaming in agony after being caught by a flailing arm. Around 20 minutes into his country's last-16 clash against Belgium, the Juventus striker was flattened. 6Cristiano Ronaldo clashed with Belgium's Thomas Meunier early onCredit: Rex 6Ronaldo was flattened by a stray arm in the early stages of Portugal's clash against BelgiumCredit: EPA 6The Juventus striker appeared to be checking for any bloodCredit: Reuters Thomas Meunier was the man involved for the Belgians, although it was purely accidental. But that was no comfort to Ronaldo who was left writhing on the turf clutching his face. It left ITV commentator for the game Sam Matterface to joke: "No, don't touch the face!" Thankfully the former Manchester United man was soon back to his feet, and there was no need for any VAR punishment for Meunier. But things got even worse for Ronaldo when his team fell a goal behind. Thorgan Hazard, brother of Real Madrid's former Chelsea star Eden, cut in from the left and fired a beauty past Rui Patricio in the Portugal...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO has been pictured jetting off to Seville with his team-mates ahead of Portugal's Euro 2020 clash with Belgium. The Juventus superstar has his sights set on becoming the undisputed top international goalscorer against the No1 ranked team in the world. 5Cristiano Ronaldo and the rest of Portugal's squad are on their way to Spain to face BelgiumCredit: Instagram @cristiano 5The Juventus star can become the highest ever international goalscorer against the number one ranked team in the worldCredit: EPA Ronaldo has found the back of the net five times in the group stages alone, including netting twice against world champions France. The Portugal captain, 36, scored two penalties in his nation's 2-2 draw with France in the final Group F game at Euro 2020. The double saw Ronaldo draw level with Iran legend Daei on 109 international goals ahead of the last-16 tie against Belgium. BETTING SPECIAL: GET ENGLAND TO BEAT GERMANY AT 14/1 And CR7 looked more than relaxed at the prospect of breaking the record as he boarded Portugal's plane with former Real Madrid teammate Pepe. The pair both smiled as they...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO has beaten Miroslav Klose's record of goals in tournament football. The Portugal star, 36, levelled the legendary Klose's tally of 19 with his strike against the Germans on matchday two. Cristiano Ronaldo ???? records#PORFRA #Euro2020 #bbceuro2020 pic.twitter.com/WRFp6mbuXa— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) June 23, 2021 4Ronaldo smashes home from the spotCredit: Getty 4CR7 celebrates his latest landmark strikeCredit: Reuters And it took him just half an hour of tonight's match to reach the magic 20. Portugal were awarded a penalty, after Hugo Lloris clattered Danilo Pereira at a set piece. And Ronaldo was the coolest man in the stadium, crashing his penalty low and hard, sending Lloris the wrong way in the process. The Juventus ace has been on fire at Euro 2020, and is top scorer with four goals. Portugal's skipper netted a late double against Hungary on matchday one. He then managed another against Germany, in addition to an assist in his side's 4-2 defeat. His latest puts him top of the charts - as well as sending him a step closer to beating Ali Daei's...
    GARY NEVILLE has admitted that England's Round of 16 draw is 'not great'. The Three Lions won Group D last night, courtesy of their 1-0 win over the Czech Republic at Wembley. 3Gary Neville isn't too pleased with who England could face in the Round of 16Credit: ITV But their reward is likely a hellish second round clash with France, Germany or Portugal - unless Hungary pull off a shock tonight in Munich. Asked by ITV host Mark Pougatch whether England's draw is any worse than if they'd have faced Spain, as they would have if they'd come second, Neville was not convinced. The former Manchester United star, 46, said: "Mark, it's not great. "We'll hear all the old adages over the next week that you've got to beat them all on the way to get to the final. "But this is not great for England to have to play one of these teams at this stage. "To get to the semi-finals, where you're really in with a chance of getting to the final and winning it, you want to...
    RELAXED Germany stars have been singing and playing guitars ahead of their crunch Euro 2020 clash with Hungary tonight. A defeat, coupled with a Portugal victory over France, would see Joachim Low's 2014 World Cup winners eliminated from the competition. 5Serge Gnabry showed off his guitar skillsCredit: Instagram / @robinkoch 5Joshua Kimmich and Kevin Volland also got involved in the sing-songCredit: Instagram / @robinkoch 5Kevin Trapp didn't shy away from a good timeCredit: Instagram / @robinkoch But if players are feeling the pressure, they certainly aren't showing it. Leeds star Robin Koch has taken to Instagram to show off his 'boyband' team-mates having a sing-song as they enjoy some down time between matches. Serge Gnabry, Kevin Volland and Joshua Kimmich can be seen playing their guitars, while belting out 90's girl-band 4 Non Blondes' hit 'What's Up?'. The footballers turned musicians are also joined by Mats Hummels and Kevin Trapp, who sing along with their joyful team-mates. Low,...
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