Qatar 2022: Portugal FA speaks on Ronaldo’s threat to leave World Cup

The Portuguese FA has denied a report claiming the national team captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, threatened to leave the World Cup.

According to Record, Ronaldo told head coach, Fernando Santos, he might fly out of Qatar after finding out he was dropped for the last-16 clash against Switzerland.

The 37-year-old is said to have calmed down eventually, realising his departure could negatively impact the team.

But the Portugal Football Federation, in a statement, debunked these claims.

According to the statement: “News released this Thursday reports that Cristiano Ronaldo threatened to leave the national team during a conversation with Fernando Santos, national coach.

“The FPF clarifies that at no time did the captain of the national team, Cristiano Ronaldo, threaten to leave the national team during the internship in Qatar.”

No comments

Post a Comment

Kindly drop a comment below.
(Comments are moderated. Clean comments will be approved immediately)

Advert Enquires - Reach out to us at

© Copyright © 2023 | Your Online Nigerian Newspaper | All Rights Reserved