Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Portugal pummeled Switzerland 6-1 in a Round 16 match of ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022 to confirm their berth in the quarter-finals. However, coach Fernando Santos made a strong and controversial decision before the encounter as the 37-year-old Portugal captain was replaced by Ramos in the starting eleven. 

The football superstar warming the bench for Portugal in an important encounter did not go well with Ronaldo’s long-time partner Georgina Rodriguez. She posted a picture of herself on Instagram with a cryptic caption aiming towards the Portugal coach.

“Congratulations Portugal. While the 11 players sang the anthem all goals placed on you. What a shame they didn’t get to enjoy the best player in the world for the 90 minutes. The fans haven’t stopped claiming you and screaming your name. I hope God and your dear friend Fernando hold hands and make us vibrate one more night,” Georgina wrote on her Instagram post after Portugal’s emphatic victory.

Notably, the crowd cheered the 37-year-old’s name at Lusail Stadium and boos was directed toward the coach for benching the Portuguese superstar.

However, Fernando Santos cleared the air later about his relationship taking a swing with the 37-year-old after dropping him. He insisted that they remain on good terms and the forward understood why he was benched in the post-match conference.