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How teammates turned against Cristiano

How teammates turned against Cristiano

The 1966 World Cup saw Portugal make its debut in a major tournament finals, where a team led by Ballon d'Or winner Eusébio came in third. In the 1990s, Portugal's first "golden generation" started to regularly compete in the European Championship and World Cup; they advanced to the 2006 World Cup semifinals, where they placed fourth.

In wha might be his last FIFA World cup, Cristiano Ronaldo is hoping to win the competition with Portugal. The 37-year-old scored against Ghana in Portugal's opening World Cup game but did not score against Uruguay or South Korea. Cristiano was doubtful with regard to his injuries going into the last Group H match, but he started and was taken off in the 65th minute. 

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The Portuguese superstar's contribution to South Korea's equalizer has been called into doubt as he turned his back on the ball rather than clearing it, allowing Kim Young-gwon to tap the ball in. Given his obvious fitness issues this week and his significance to the squad throughout the knockout stages, he was a surprise starter. 

However, Fernando Santos had unmistakably agreed that Cristiano spend an additional hour on the field in order to attempt to tie Eusebio's record. With the exception of one one-on-one opportunity that was successfully averted, he never appeared likely to do so. was lacking in service and power, making it impossible for him to take action.

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Not Cristiano, this is Portugal key player in Qatar

He wanted to ruin Messi's dreams, now in his country they want to kick him out

Oliver Holt, a chief sports writer, believes that Portugal can win the World Cup but that they will need to do so without Cristiano Ronaldo in order to succeed in Qatar. According to Holt, the 37-year-old is no longer contributing enough to his squad and needs to hand the torch to the next generation if Portugal is to win the World Cup.

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