Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo panned, fans want him out

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According to A Bola poll, 70 percent of fans do not want Ronaldo in the starting eleven

Cristiano Ronaldo is also losing support in Portugal. According to a poll released by the website of the Portuguese newspaper A Bola, as many as 70 percent of Lusitanian fans hope that the former Juve man will not start in the Qatar 2022 round of 16 match against Switzerland.

Weighing in not only the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s latest performance, but also the former Manchester United man’s outburst at the time of his substitution during the last match of the round against South Korea, when according to his country’s media he addressed some words that were not at all respectful toward coach Santos.

CR7, who became the first player in history to score in five different editions of the World Cup, has scored an impressive 118 goals with the national team, but his status as a living legend is no longer enough: many fans want him only as a substitute in the second half, and they point the finger at the numbers in this rainbow review. The goal came only on penalties, Ronaldo failed to make any assists and was involved very little in the game, with just two crosses made and 50 percent successful dribbling.

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