Why didn’t Ronaldo play in the match against Switzerland?

Since the beginning of the tournament, the Portugal team this time has been all set to be the most probable winner of this massive tournament FIFA World Cup 2022. After winning both of the first matches, Portugal was already qualified for the Round of 16. With being the leader of its group, Portugal entered the round of 16 and had to play with Switzerland. This Group H match between Portugal vs. Switzerland was one of the most awaited matches in the round of 16 itself.

Everyone got actually shocked after the lineups for Portugal vs Switzerland were out. The most amazing, the legend of all, the one and only Cristiano Ronaldo was not in the Playing 11 of the Portugal Team. He was actually on the bench and was replaced by Goncalo Ramos who did play more amazingly than expected.

Even after the massive win of Portugal against Switzerland, Everyone was missing the highlighted man.

What had actually happened?

It all started with the last match of Portugal in the group stage against South Korea. It is believed that or might be rumored that Ronaldo was on the bench because of his angry reaction against the coach when he was a substitute.

However, Santos states as the tactics for the match against Switzerland come out to be pretty fruitful with that decision.

Match Stats of Portugal vs. Switzerland.

Number of Goals




Shot on Target

As the Portugal registered its amazing win against Switzerland, now will be playing against the underdog team Morocco who defeated Spain in the Round of 16 amazingly