After the 2022 FIFA World Cup– Round of 16 fixture played between Portugal and Switzerland, in which the Swiss took a shocking loss to their home with a score line of 6-1, Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been lately hitting the headlines for his enormous agreement with a Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr, has denied the rumors claiming them as a fake, the Saudi club offered the star a whopping 173m Euros per year deal, which is record-breaking in terms of European Football.
“No, that’s not true- not true,” said the great Portuguese, shushing the rumors that caught fire. The Portuguese captain is a free agent following his controversial interview with Piers Morgan. He called out the owners and coach of Manchester United for how they handle the club. His opinions resulted in a contract termination with immediate effect. The player has been linked to several clubs, including Al-Nassr.
Cristiano Ronaldo is out as a free agent from the English club and has been in the rumors of joining other teams but also evidently expressed his desire for continuing to play in the Champions League whatsoever so that the player can take his legacy forward. “He thinks that if he does well at this World Cup, he’ll get what he really wants. Which is a club in the Champions League that extends his record and his legacy,” said Morgan.
“It’s not about money at this stage of his career. It comes down to a burning desire to play football at the highest level, to break records and win trophies. And he has done that in more countries than any other player in history.” said Piers Morgan defending Cristiano Ronaldo whom he believes is the greatest football player to have ever played the sport.
Portugal’s emphatic win in Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence over Switzerland in the 2022 FIFA World Cup
The Portuguese are through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup after thrashing the swiss 6-1 at the Lusail Stadium on Tuesday night. Portugal manager Fernando Santos made a drastic change ahead of the game by dropping captain Cristiano Ronaldo. His brave decision was rewarded as the replacement, Goncalo Ramos, scored a brilliant hat-trick to take the game away from the Swiss.
Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro, and Rafael Leao also found the back of the net, while Manuel Akanji pulled one back for Switzerland. Portugal will face Morocco in the quarter-finals after they defeated Spain on penalties. Portugal multiplied their tally in the 33rd minute when Pepe, who was captaining the team in Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence, towered above the Switzerland defense to head in from a corner kick. Pepe’s involvement in the tournament has been monumental, considering his age.