Ronaldo will not play for Portugal against Switzerland, per the coach
Fernando Santos, the head coach of Portugal, has admitted he was not pleased with Cristiano Ronaldo's actions when he left the field against South Korea.
Santos also declined to confirm that Ronaldo would lead Portugal against Switzerland on Tuesday in the round of 16 of the tournament.
However, he asserts that the incident involving the former Manchester United superstar has been resolved, and the case is now regarded as closed.
At a press conference on Monday, Santos was questioned about Ronaldo's substitution and responded, “Have I seen the images? Yes, I absolutely disliked it. I did not enjoy it. I didn't enjoy it at all.
“However, everything related to that matter is over as of that point.
“These disputes are settled in private. It's over now. Stop talking about this issue; everyone is now focused on the game tomorrow.
After Santos substituted him against Korea in the second half last Friday, Ronaldo responded violently.
As he left the pitch, he put his finger to his lips, and later claimed that rival striker Cho Gue-sung agitated him by begging him to leave more quickly.