A small tackle just before the start of the round of 16.
Portugal coach Fernando Santos said on Monday he "didn't like Cristiano Ronaldo's behavior at all" when he was substituted against South Korea on Friday in his side's third group game at the World Cup.
During this match lost 2-1 by Portugal, Ronaldo was replaced in the 65th minute of play. Images showed him very unhappy and he explained that his anger was linked to a discussion with an opposing player.
Ronaldo was carried away leaving the lawn against South Korea on Friday.
“I responded after the game and I will do it again here.
I don't know anything about what happened on the pitch, I just saw him arguing with a Korean.
I don't want to talk about that anymore, but about tomorrow's match (Editor's note: Monday), "said Fernando Santos first.
“These stories must be resolved internally”
“But I saw the pictures and I didn't like it at all.
I really didn't like it at all.
These stories need to be resolved internally and that's what has been done.
Full stop on this issue,” he added.
“It happened before my replacement.
The Korean player was telling me to get out quickly and I told him to shut up because he has no authority.
He doesn't have to say anything,” justified the man who became the first player in Qatar to score in five different Worlds on Friday.
According to the Spanish press, the Portuguese star will move to the Al-Nassr club in Saudi Arabia from January 1 after breaking his contract with Manchester United by mutual agreement.
Portugal faces Switzerland on Tuesday (8 p.m.) in the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
One of these two teams will face the winner of Spain-Morocco in the quarter-finals.