Cristiano Ronaldo has been named instead as soon as once more for Portugal’s World Cup quarter-final towards Morocco on Saturday afternoon.
Selecao boss Fernando Santos opted to drop the free agent ahead after he reacted bitterly to being withdrawn of their remaining group stage sport towards South Korea.
Ronaldo was changed by Benfica teen Goncalo Ramos for Portugal’s final 16 conflict with Switzerland, and Santos’ choice was vindicated because the 21-year-old hit a hat-trick in a 6-1 win.
After such a formidable exhibiting, Santos has determined to face by the XI that began towards the Swiss, making only one change for his or her quarter-final with Morocco.
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William Carvalho, who dictated play from the bottom of midfield, has been changed by Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves. Veteran defender Pepe will proceed to captain Portugal in Ronaldo’s absence.
Manchester Metropolis full-back Joao Cancelo has additionally did not regain his place within the beginning XI, with Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot and Borussia Dortmund’s Raphael Guerreiro retaining their spots following their respective fruitful outings towards Switzerland.
Portugal XI (4-2-3-1): Costa; Dalot, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro; Neves, Otavio; Silva, Fernandes, Felix; Ramos