Portugal, which had already secured a spot in the round of sixteen of the tournament in Qatar, lost to Korea Republic, which needed the victory to advance, 2-1 after taking an early lead.
Ronaldo was definitely upset when he was removed from the game in the 65th minute, and there were rumors that the former Manchester United star was upset simply to be removed from the game.
Cho’s manager, Fernando Santos, claimed that his request for the 37-year-old to leave the field quickly was simply a result of his irritation with Cho.
As the former Real Madrid and Juventus player left the field, Ronaldo and Cho were seen arguing. According to Santos, the Korean insulted his main man.
Santos stated that Ronaldo was upset with the Korean player who had insulted him and escorted him off the field.
“He responded to him, and that is very acceptable. Without a doubt, I overheard the Korean player speaking English, to which Ronaldo responded, “You must be in a hurry for me to leave.” Pepe even pursued the Korean player as a result.
While Ghana and Uruguay were eliminated from the competition, Portugal and Korea advanced to the round of sixteen.